Arising from the meeting held at the instance of the chairman of Isoko South local government, Itiako Ikpokpo, on Tuesday, December 29, 2020, the security council of the local government has lifted the suspension of HRM. Edward Obukeni I, and HRM. Johnson Ewhire II, Ovies of Igbide and Emede communities respectively. The meeting also lifted the 24 hour indefinite curfew imposed in both communities.
The decision of the security council was sequel to the resolutions entered into by Igbide and Emede communities at a joint meeting of Isoko Development Union, IDU, clan Presidents General and representatives of both communities held on the 21st of December at the IDU secretariat.
The resolutions include:
1 – Reinforcement of the common position that there should be no road blocks henceforth by both communities.
2- All communities should concretely ensure CEASEFIRE in all ramifications of the word and ensure calm. In other words, there should be no form of reprisal attack by any of the communities.
3- Citizens of both communities should eschew rumour mongering in any form of it. Any member of each of the communities found to be in breach of this will be hugely fined by the community leaders.
4- All farming/fishing activities within and around the disputed land should be suspended henceforth pending the final resolution and review of the land by the committee.
5- The two communities have in principle agreed that a permanent boundary will be duly established and properly marked out for generations
-6 A joint peace committee of the two communities ( Igbide & Emede ), IDU, and the Local Government has been put in place to resolve all issues relating to the disputed land.
Emede delegation at the meeting are
1- Akibe J.U Akomenobo
2- Engr. Dr. B.E Okah- Avae
3- Surv. Osiawa Okeoghene
4- UnlessGod Ejumejowo
5- Oturai Conference
6- Pst James Uthunu
7- Rev. Dr. Governor Eko
1- Chief D.A Etaluku
2- Gen. Paul U. Omu
3- Chief Mike Usige, JP
4- Ven. M. A.E Igri ( JP+)
5- Chief Dr. D.S Edegware (JP)
6- Dr. John Eru
7- Egboje Abednigo
8- Chief Anthony Oyuwe
9- Amb. Daniel Okpozih