Police boss Ibrahim Idris

The Cross River State Police Command has denied reports that the clash between four communities in Biase Local Government Area of the State, had claimed several lives.

While reacting, the State Commissioner of Police, CP Hafiz Inuwa, said the information is fake, misleading and a compendium of lies calculated to cause tension fear and panic in the state.

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Speaking to reporters at the state CID in Calabar, the capital on Tuesday, the CP, however, admitted that the crisis had been ongoing for a while now, following a land tussle between the communities.

The communities are Urugbam, Egbor, Ipene, and Abanwan in Biase Local Government Area.

According to him, security agencies are trying their best to put the situation under control.

He, therefore, enjoined members of the general public to go about their lawful businesses.