…Orders House-To-House Search To Recover Looted Items
By Nsan Ndoma-Neji, Calabar
Following the deployment of more soldiers to Calabar to help quell resultant #EndSARS protest violence and looting spree, the Cross River State governor, Sir Ben Ayade, has asked security agencies in the state to take legitimate actions to halt the arson and carnage witnessed in some parts of Calabar, the capital of Cross River State.
Ayade gave the order through his Chief Press Secretary/ Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Mr. Christian Ita, while reacting to the spate of violence and looting of public property yesterday in Calabar.
The Cross River State governor also wants the security agents to carry out a house-to-house search for looted property and arrest everyone involved in the looting of both public and private property in the state.
Insisting that he understands the pain of the people, Ayade averred that there was need to protect the collective commonwealth of the people, which is currently under threat by some persons who are desperately trying to discredit the peaceful disposition of Cross Riverians.
He urged the security agencies to take legitimate actions to ensure that calm returns to the state, especially as the government was already working towards ensuring that the demands of those who genuinely participated in the #EndSARS march are met.
The governor also called on Cross Riverians to rise up and defend their land from criminal elements bent on destroying the image of the state.