By Aplefe Ojong
An unknown one man armed robber met his Waterloo at the extreme end of Orok Orok Street, Tuesday night when he attempted to rob a resident of the area.
CrossRiverWatch gathered that at about 9.30pm, the one man squad dare-devil followed one of the residents of the area behind as he was returning from work and pointed a locally made gun at the man.
Sources informed us that it was at that point that the man boldly kicked the gun off his hand and quickly rushed at him after disarming him.
The assailant was said to have escaped, an alarm was raised and other persons in the neighborhood pursued the robber to a deep drainage where he fell and was caught.
CrossRiverWatch equally learnt that the people of the area who for the past two months have been robbed almost on a daily basis by men of the underworld with impunity without help from law enforcement agents, quickly carried out jungle justice on the armed robber whom they beat to pulp and dragged to Orok Orok by Mount Zion junction where he was set ablaze.
We also gathered that last Sunday at about5.30am, residents of Uduak Orok were robbed at by a gang of armed robbers who combed the area from house to house collecting money and dispossessing their victims of their personal belongings.
It would be recalled that for the past three months, Calabar, the capital city of Cross River State has been under siege by the men of the underworld who carry out their devilish activities unperturbed.
Some of the people of the area who spoke with CrossRiverWatch called on law enforcement agents to wake up to their responsibility of protecting lives and property of law abiding citizens; and on the Cross River Government to do something to checkmate this air of insecurity that has engulfed the state.
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