One Killed, Houses Burnt As Fight Erupts Over Obudu Airport Land

 One Killed, Houses Burnt As Fight Erupts Over Obudu Airport Land

One person has been reportedly killed while some houses were burnt on Sunday morning, March 1, 2020 when a fight erupted in Igwo community in Obudu Local Government Area of Cross River over compensation for land.

It was gathered that the fight broke out over alleged nonpayment of compensation of the land the State Government acquired for the Obudu Cargo Airport project.

Although the State Government said payment of compensation to owners of land and farmlands acquired for the project was ongoing.

However, protests over alleged non-compensation have continued in Okambi and Igwo communities where the project is situated.

Last year 2019, some widows and other women took to the streets of Obudu to protest against the acquisition of their lands for the project.

The State Police Command, Public Relations Officer, DSP Irene Ugbo Confirmed the killing of one person and burning of houses as he said the situation is calm now and 5 suspects have been arrested.

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