By Jonathan Ugbal
His Royal Majesty Muri Munene, Effiong Mbukpa, King of the Efuts and Paramount Ruler Calabar South Cross River State has expressed worries that because of the porous nature of Calabar South boarder “It’s possible arms are being smuggled into Calabar South, though I haven’t seen any case like that but the place is so porous.”
The Monarch expressed his worries recently in an exclusive interview with CrossRiverWatch where he added that partially he agrees that “security agents that are to oversee the area have over time been putting up lackadaisical attitudes towards their jobs. Most times when you give them information they go behind and leak it out to the culprits, when you are going to arrest a robber you on your siren, they will be on alert and run.”
He went on the state that because of the ongoing tussle over the throne, grip over security in the area has dropped and called on government to quickly resolve the issues.
“When I was effectively occupying my palace they dare not do that, they know that if they do it I know them, their family and root, I will go after them but because I have not been operating inside my palace which has been looked up since April 2012, it’s like the man is a lame dog he can only bark.”
The Muri Munene went on to identify operation of criminal gangs as another major issue of unrest in Calabar South.
Furthermore, he lauded the efforts of the State Government and the Civil Defense for their efforts in maintains law and order in the area and urged his people and others to be law abiding.
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