A delegation of eminent persons of Cross River North origin, have donated items worth millions of naira to the displaced Belegete community in Obanliku LGA, Cross River State, who were recently attacked by Ambazonian separatists from Cameroun.
The group, led by Dorn Cklaimz Enamhe, presented 30 bags of 50kg rice, five bags of 100kg garri, 158 pieces of blankets, 10 bags of 100kg beans, 300 tubers of yams as well as half a million naira in cash, just like it provided free medicare to the people.
Enamhe at the presentation, informed the internally displaced persons, IDPs, of Belegete that the group made up of sons, daughters, brothers and sisters of Cross River North, came together as a non-political group to respond to the distressed cry of the Belegete people.
He assured the people that the group’s communal character and civil attitude, aligns with the foundation laid by the fore fathers of the land. Therefore, he added, it has become imperative to consolidate on these core values in their direct response to this abnormal situation.
In their response, John Abraham, recently coronated as village head, after the gruesome murder of the former village head by the separatists, expressed gratitude to the group for the visit and the items. He narrated their ordeal in the hands of the Ambazonian separatists which he said was a bizarre display of man’s inhumanity to man.
“The attack was unprovoked and unwarranted; we did not know anything about the Ambazonian separatists until the attack on our community. The people of Belegete are a peace loving community, and were peacefully carrying on our daily activities when the devil struck that faithful day. People who were returning from their farms, markets, and other personal endeavours were attacked mercilessly and some were killed while others were maimed”, Abraham said
He appealed to the federal government to as a matter of urgency provide the community with basic infrastructures such as motorable roads, a police post or better still a joint security post. Abraham further expressed the readiness of the Belegete people to return to their homeland as soon as possible because according to him, it is not a pleasant experience to be displaced.
A position paper from the group, stated the resolve of the group to among other intentions pursue the and ascertain the remote and instant cause of the crisis, how to mitigate against the consequences of the crisis, embrace efforts to attract the attention of all the three tiers of government to the plight of the Belegete people and to ascertain the perennial problems of the people which are possible reasons for their vulnerability to such crisis and make recommendations to appropriate quarters as well as to reintegrate the people of Belegete back to mainstream Cross River North community and give them a sense of belonging.
The Delegation to the people of Belegete also included Emmanuel Ubua, a judge, Isaac Ishamali, Agba Ebenezer Agba, Mary Mark Ogbeche, Martina Ntino, Roland Ugeh, John Undie, John Okom, amongst others.
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