BY FUND FOR PEACE, PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVES IN THE NIGER DELTA (PIND), PARTNERS FOR PEACE
Gang violence, and communal conflicts over land and boundary disputes have become prevalent in Cross River state. Farmland is a key resource that communities depend upon for subsistence and livelihoods. This has resulted in recurrent tribal and communal conflicts over land rights and access. In the last two decades, the state has been the site of several violent conflicts involving communities within the state, and others from neighbouring Akwa Ibom, Ebonyi and Benue states.