By Frank Edima
The Cross River State Commissioner of Police, Adebayo, Henry Fadairo has demanded answers and explanations from the traditional rulers of Bakassi Local Government Area regarding the reoccurring unrest in the community.
He made the demand on his visit to the community today accompanied by some of his officers. He ask the leaders, “What is the problem and how can we help”.
The Commissioner avowed that he is a respecter of the customs and tradition of Bakassi people which is why “I have decided to come and hear from traditional rulers what the problem in Bakassi is”.
Adebayo Fadairo pledged to restore peace, law and order within the community. His words: “From the little manpower we have, we will do our best to make sure such problems are, to a larger extent, curbed”. Requesting that, “Whatever you hear, see or know, do well to call us or text us on time so that we can follow it as soon as possible”.
He promised to make available more manpower, accommodation and patrol vehicles for the division to enhance their performance.
Responding on behalf of the community one of the Clan Heads, Chief Effiong Kenneth, revealed that the problem causing mayhem in Bakassi is that “The Ijaws and cult groups claiming to be indigenes are fighting against each other making the community uncomfortable for dwellers”.
He called on the Police to help them stop the criminals from destroying lives and properties and making the community unbearable for economic activities.
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