Over 600 displaced persons from two communities in Odukpani Local Government Area of Cross River State, have lauded Rhema Care Integrated Development Centre and Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) for the free medical treatment and donation of items to cushion their persistent plights.
The communities are New Netim and Usung Esuk in Odukpani local government area. The New Netim people were attacked and wiped out by their brothers from Odukpani Qua town since 2016 while Using Esuk have been having running battle over parcels of land over time.
The displaced persons which include women, children, men and the aged received serious form of medical treatment from the medical team from RHEMA Care.
The program was organised in conjunction with the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) with Rhema Care Integrated Development Commission.
About 30 household from the New Netim community received various items such as rice, beans, plastic buckets and mattresses.
In an interview, the village head of the community, His highest Ntufam Rapheal Okpa Ita, represented by the secretary, Agu Joseph Ayi, commended the good gesture by NDDC and Rhema Care for coming to their help.
“We are grateful that this wonderful gesture from these two organization that came to our rescue, he added”.
Also at Usung Esuk Obot, over 300 persons were treated accordingly as many household went home with various food items, foams and ground nut oil as well as detergents.
In his response, the village head of Usung Esuk Obot, Chief Edet Edem Eyamba, expressed joy that his people are being remembered with this kind of programme.
He regretted that both the state and Federal governmeny have not really shown interest in releasing the White paper as to where the boundary between Akwa Ibom and Cross River states is to end for once the lingering communal crisis.
Eyamba said, “since 2002, we have been attacked yearly by our Akwa Ibom communities for no just reason. The Federal government should release the White paper to save us from constant attacks by the neighbouring communities from Akwa Ibom State.