Communities on Abia and Akwa Ibom States border areas have been charged to avoid acts capable of causing a break down of law and order.
The Deputy Governor of Abia state, Mr. Ude Oko-Chukwu, gave the charge at Government House, Umuahia when he received his counterpart from Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Moses Ekpo, who was in the state as a result of tension between Akirika Obu in Ukwa East LGA of the State and Ika LGA of Akwa Ibom State.
Mr. Oko-Chukwu noted that Governments of both States were working hard to ensure that problems and issues raised were resolved amicably to avoid loss of lives and property.
The Deputy Governor urged the people of Akirika Obu and other boundary communities to live in peace with their border neighbours and embrace dialogue in settling boundary disputes.
Earlier, the Akwa Ibom State Deputy Governor, Mr. Moses Ekpo, stressed that the issue of boundary should not cause disaffection among people, especially those living together before the creation of states.
Mr. Ekpo expressed confidence that the proposed visit to border corridors of the two states would go a long way in finding lasting solution to the boundary problems.