Nigeria: Ayade Charges Security Agents to Halt Spate of Violence in Calabar

26 October 2020

Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River, has charged security agencies in the state to take legitimate actions to halt the spate of arson and carnage witnessed in some parts of Calabar.

The governor's charge is contained in a release issued on Sunday in Calabar by, Mr Christian Ita, Special Adviser, Media, and Publicity to the governor.

The governor also wants the security agents to carry out a house-to-house search, for the looted property, and arrest anyone involved in the looting of both public and private property in the state.

The governor who said he understood the pain of the people, noted that there was a need to protect the collective commonwealth of the people, which was currently under threat by some persons who are desperately trying to discredit the peaceful disposition of the citizens of Cross River.

Ayade urged the security agencies to take legitimate actions to ensure that calm returned to the state, especially as the government was already working towards ensuring the demands of those who genuinely participated in the #EndSARS march are met.

The governor also called on the citizens to rise up and defend their land from criminal elements bent on destroying the image of the state.


More From: Vanguard

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 900 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.