IKORO COMMUNITY IN OVIA NORTH EAST L.G.A EDO STATE HAVE DESCRIBED THE PUBLICATION ON OPERA NEWS SPONSORED BY OBAZUWA COMMUNITY ALLEGING THAT ITS MEMBERS WERE ARRESTED BY POLICE TO FORCE HEADQUARTERS ABUJA AS A CALCULATED ATTEMPT TO DISTORT FACTS AND PAINT IKORO COMMUNITY IN BAD LIGHT AS THE CONTENT OF THE SAID PUBLICATION IS MISCHIEVOUS AND ENCAPSULATED OF FACTS.

IN A PRESS RELEASE SIGNED BY THE LEGAL ADVISER IKORO COMMUNITY BARR PATRICK ISIEKWENE ON BEHALF OF THE COMMUNITY SAID THE PUBLICATION ENTITLED IJAW ARREST: BINIS RETURN HOME IN WILD JUBILATION FROM ABUJA IS MISLEADING AS THERE WAS NEVER ANY ATTEMPT BY IKORO COMMUNITY TO ARREST OBAZUWA PEOPLE TO ABUJA ADDING THAT THE MEETING IN ABUJA WAS ON THE INVITATION FROM THE POLICE FORCE HEADQUARTERS TO BOTH IKORO COMMUNITY, OBAZUWA COMMUNITY AND SOME OFFICERS OF AIG ZONE 5 FOR A PEACE TALK WHERE IKORO COMMUNITY EVEN ASSISTED OBAZUWA COMMUNITY WITH A BUS FOR THE ABUJA TRIP.

BARR ISIEKWENE ALSO DISCLOSED THAT AT THE IGP COMMUNITY RELATIONS UNIT FORCE HEADQUARTERS ABUJA, AN UNDERTAKEN TO MAINTAIN PEACE WAS FREELY MADE BETWEEN OBAZUWA AND IKORO COMMUNITIES DULY SIGNED AND WITNESSED BY THE ELDERS OF BOTH COMMUNITY IN THE PRESENCE OF OFFICERS OF IGPCRU AND THE THREE LAWYERS OF EACH COMMUNITY

WHILE EXPRESSING DISAPPOINTMENT AT THE MIS-REPRESENATION OF FACTS FROM THE ABUJA PEACE ACCORD BY THE SAID PUBLICATION, THE STATEMENT ENJOINED MEMBERS OF OBAZUWA COMMUNITY TO ABIDE BY THE PEACE ACCORD TO MAINTAIN PEACE AND TRANQUILITY IN BOTH COMMUNITY ON OR BEFORE THE VISIT TO THE SCENE OF CRIME BY MEN OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE COMMUNITY RELATIONS UNIT, FORCE HEADQUARTERS ABUJA.