By CrossRiverWatch Admin
The sudden upsurge in the level of armed robbery and banditry in Calabar in recent has been acknowledged by the Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG Zone 6, Mr. Tunde Johnson Ogunsakin.
The AIG disclosed that as a result, the zone is re introducing stop and search to mop up illegal arms flush out criminals from the state.
The AIG disclosed this when he paid a courtesy visit on the state governor, Senator Liyel Imoke recently.
According to Ogunsakin “We have noticed that for a couple of weeks now, people from outside the state have caused havoc and even gone to the stage of snatching guns from policemen. Towards this end, I have called for a joint security meeting to flush out the miscreants from the state.
“I have directed the commissioner of police to start a stop and search in the black spots in Calabar and ensure all illegal arms are mopped up.”
The AIG explained that the action became necessary following the sudden rise in crime rate in the state which hitherto had been peaceful.
Imoke noted that there has been a sudden escalation of hostilities which have not been heard of in Cross River and stressed that no one should lose his life for politics, adding that “Any person that carries gun does not want to serve but wants power.
Governor Liyel Imoke also commended the AIG on the proactive methods which he has adopted to control crime in the state.
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