The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Saturday appealed to warring communities along the state border with Ebonyi to end their dispute.

Ortom who was reacting to report on the missing persons at Ado community in Benue State, said the land dispute has led to the disruption of activities in the affected communities.

He told the people of the communities to allow the Benue and Ebonyi State governments to resolve the crisis.

He said: “This is a problem I inherited. It is a really unfortunate challenge.

“This is a situation where you have people who speak the same language, have kinsmen in Ado and residence in Ebonyi; also people who are originally from Ebonyi but live in Ado LGA of Benue State.


“It is beyond boundary issue, but we are discussing with the national boundary commission to see what we can do.

“We must live as brothers and sisters because all the years of fighting, killing, and destruction from both sides have not yielded anything.

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