A 16 year old boy, Chikwado Onwe, who fled boundary conflict involving the people of Igbeagu Izzi and ukele in Cross River State, has appealed to Ebonyi State Government to reconnect him with his family members.
Speaking to journalists in Abakaliki, Chikwado explained that he escaped with his sister, Blessing from Igbeagu, after their mother was seized and killed by attackers.
According to Chikwado, he separated from his sister thereafter to make their escape easy and spent two weeks in the bush before he got to Nwezinyi where he got a free ride to Abakaliki.
Chikwado claimed that he and his sister had before then fled their home in Enyigba Abakaliki following a conflict with ikwo people.
He lamented that all efforts made by Welfare Department Abakaliki Local Government to trace his root in Enyigba had failed because he left the place at a tender age.
Reacting, the Head Child Welfare Development Ebonyi State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Mr. Godwin Igwe, noted that the boy had been kept under the care of the Ministry.
He pointed out that the Ministry would leave no stone unturned to identify his family in Enyigba.
The boy slept under Presco Flyover for some days before a good Nigerian took him to Welfare Department of Abakaliki Local Government.