The governors of Kogi and Anambra States, Capt. Idris Wada and Mr Peter Obi have called on the warring communities of Odeke and Aguleri in the states to maintain peace and good neighbourliness as the bone of contention between them were being handled by the National Boundaries Commission.
Addressing a joint press conference at the end of a closed door meeting which held at the Kogi State Governor’s Lodge in Abuja, the governors promised to ensure a “peaceful and equitable resolution of the dispute that will benefit the people and further good neighbourliness.”
Governor Wada who read the communique after the parley, denied media reports that about 400 houses were burnt during the crisis, noting that only about five houses were affected.
Wada said: “For emphasis, neither Kogi nor Anambra states reported any loss of life, contrary to media reports that 57 lives were lost. Only about four motorcycles were destroyed during the fracas.”
The governors further called on “those trying to cause disaffection between the two brotherly states, with a long affinity, to desist from such attempts as what Nigeria needs now is peace which will attract development.”