Nigeria/May 15, 2019/James Eze /No Comment/156 views /nigeria Boundary Crisis: Ebonyi community declares three youth missing – Premium Times Nigeriashare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancelThe people of Echara in Ikwo local government area of Ebonyi State on Wednesday said three youth went missing after an attack on Okpeera village in the community. The president of the town union, Nwonu Sunday, said this when Governor David Umahi visited the local government area to commiserate with a family which lost seven members in the attack. The seven members of the family were, last month, burnt to death while returning home from the Ebonyi State University matriculation ceremony in Abakiliki, the state capital, when they were ambushed and burnt to death on the Enyigba/Ikwo road by suspected warlords. The two communities of Enyigba and Ikwo have been enmeshed in a boundary dispute for years that have led to the death of many and the destruction of properties worth millions of naira. ALSO READ Woman Attacked By Zoo Animal After Climbing Into Cage For Selfie | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World NewsMr Nwonu said the three missing boys were also returning from the matriculation ceremony on a motorcycle when they were abducted. He named the missing as Udoka Nteh, Chibunna Nkwuda, and Chukwuma Nwoba. Mr Nwonu said the community had information that the three boys were being held in a forest. “If the killing of the seven members of John Nweke’s family is what would bring permanent peace, we can’t question God, because he knows everything. “But we want to appeal to the governor to ensure that the three of our youth who have been missing since the incident are released to us. ALSO READ FEC approves N594m contracts for FCT water board, fire service“We are hearing rumours that they are tied in the forest. Let them be released to us,” he said. “At least, we are consoled by the fact that we saw the corpses of those that were burnt and confirmed they are dead. But the other three people, we can’t say that they are dead or alive because we didn’t see their bodies,” he said. Mr Nwonu said the community had refused to go to war despite repeated provocations from neighbours. Also speaking, Andrew Nteh, said his son, Udoka, is one of the three boys missing. He urged the government to rescue the boys and fish out the killers of their people who were returning from matriculation. ALSO READ Kano State government challenges anyone with evidence of election killing to ‘come forward with proof’Mr Nweke, who lost seven members of his family, commended the state government for showing concern but appealed to the governor to come to his aid. In his speech, the governor who was represented by his Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Welfare and Religion, Abraham Nwali, urged the family and the entire community to take heart over the loss. Mr Nwali, who led some Christian clerics and leaders of CAN on the condolence visit, said the government was doing everything possible to ensure lasting peace in the state. He said the government has set up a judicial panel of inquiry to investigate the crisis. He assured them that anybody found culpable would be brought to book. Leave A Comment Below Related Tags:nigeria share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous articleHealth Ministry Launches Pathology Training in Cancer Diagnosisnext articleLokosa Scores First League Goal For Esperance In Home Win Vs GabesienRelated Posts443 shares Nigeria/May 26, 2019 /No Comment Why unions are after me, NAN Managing Director opens upNigeria/May 26, 2019 /No Comment Onaiyekan prays against ‘bad advisers’ for Buhari – The Nation NewspaperEmefiele: CBN has no multiple exchange rates – The Nation NewspaperNgige advises states no to delay minimum wage payment – The Nation NewspaperSenate, House ‘rush’ to amend EFCC Act – The Nation NewspaperSupreme Court goofed on Zamfara verdict, APC NWC meets MondayGhanaian varsity offers $40,000 scholarship to UTME best, Ekene – The Nation NewspaperAir Force strikes neutralise scores of bandits in Zamfara – The Nation NewspaperNNPC posts $490.03m export of crude oil, gas – The Nation NewspaperAgenda for incoming governments – The Nation Newspaper Leave a Response Cancel reply CommentName Email Sign me up for the newsletter! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.