UCTH Overwhelmed With Gunshot Victims As Suspected ‘Scolombo Boys’ Raid Shops In Calabar

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By CrossRiverWatch admin

One of the raided shops
One of the raided shops

A broad day light operation by dare devil robbers rattled residents of Calabar on election eve and residents who had a feel of the robbery incident are yet to recover from the trauma after a six man gang raided shops in Calabar metropolis.

The operation which CrossRiverWatch gathered began at 5pm on Friday according to eyewitnesses created stampede and left a large number of residents with gunshot injuries.

The robbers who residents say are part of the abandoned street kids in Calabar who have now mushroomed into a murderous gang call “Scolombo Boys”, were said to have been driven by a young lady in a stolen car into Ekorinim part of Calabar shooting sporadically and raided supermarkets, a mobile phone dealer shop, pharmacies, filing stations as well as an electronic shops for hours unhindered while the few security operatives who were on sight were said to have joined in scampering for safety.

No fewer than fifteen people were said to have been wounded by the robbers gunshots and were rushed to the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital for treatment.

A check at the Accident and Emergency Ward as well as the Cardiothoracic Unit of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital revealed that the units have since Friday been battling to save the lives of a deluge of victims who have been rushed to the hospital.

Some residents who spoke with CrossRiverWatch said the robbers took advantage of the paucity of security personnel in Calabar because majority of them were posted on election duty across the eighteen local government areas.
Two policemen attached to United Cement Company of Nigeria Limited were reportedly shot, while one of them was said to have died.

There were also unconfirmed reports that after robbing in Ekorinim, the robbers also proceeded to Howel street and Main avenue to continue their operation.

The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Hogan Bassey, confirmed the incident, adding that the police eventually intervened and brought the situation under control.

Bassey said, “We were able to chase them away. They abandoned their vehicles and from the items we recovered so far from the car, we will get them.

“They knew we were busy sorting out security arrangement for the elections when they struck. Well, we are going to get them very soon.”

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