by crossriverwatch admin
Residents of Ikot Ishi community in Calabar Municipal Area Council of Cross River State have called for urgent response from security agencies to arrest incessant attacks on their homes and shops by armed robbers who often rape their daughters in the process.
CrossRiverWatch gathered that the community has been continuously attacked in recent time by men of the underworld.
These attacks have led to loss of their belongings worth millions of Naira and abuse of some of their daughters.
Miffed by these development, the community has formed vigilante groups which some resident say they repose more trust in due to the ‘inefficiency of security operatives’ in the area .
“We have deficiency in the security aspect in this area and there are security lapses on the part of the police. We Appeal to the authorities involved to do something urgently before these guys run us out of Calabar.
“The major problem we have with police is that if some of these guys are arrested, once the police take them to the station that will be the end of the matter because they will still come here because they are usually not prosecuted.
“It’s very unfortunate that burglaries around the area are on the increase and government continues to demand for tax but security is not provided.” Albert Ukpong, one of the residents said.
In his reaction, Cross River State Police Public Relations Officer, Hogan Bassey said Cross River still remains a crime free state despite pocket of crimes.
Hogan, who admitted that the area mentioned has been a trouble spot in recent time for robberies, said the Police have devised new strategies to bring the situation under control.
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