The Ebom Community in Abi local government area of Cross River State has debunked media reports that they invaded their neighbours, the Usumtong Community, last week.
A Community Leader of Ebom, Chief Irem Enyim-Egu, who spoke with reporters in Calabar, said they were not part of the destruction of houses and loss of lives in a devastating attack on Usumutong.
He said people from the Ebom Community had been variously attacked and abducted by trespassers in recent times and they had reported the matter to the government and to the police.
According to him, some young men had attacked the Ebom Community last week Wednesday, and were repelled by the youths who chased them away.
The community leader said they were chased until they ran into Usumutong, where they retreated. Read more