By CrossRiverWatch admin
The city of Calabar, the Cross River State capital, has in recent times witnessed increased incidences of robbery and other vices with the security agencies barely able to respond effectively.
Reports gathered by CrossRiverWatch indicate that within last week (19th – 25th June, 2016) Target road in Calabar South witnessed straight four days (Monday – Thursday back-to-back) broad day light robbery with little or no intervention from security operatives.
At about 1:40pm Tuesday 28th June, 2016 a gang of about five robbers robbed some persons of their valuables around Ekoson oil by Manye Avenue and few minutes later another gang which eye witness say are five in number robbed motorists of their valuables including phones and money and finally dispossessed someone of a SUV at Marian Hill by Bateba before the police could arrive the scene.
The daredevils, brandishing dangerous weapons had stood at Marian Hill where the car they were earlier driving had developed a fault, they came down, robbed passers-by of their valuables, then stopped a driver who was passing, threw him out then drove off.
After about one hour from the Marian Hill incident there was another robbery at a shop at Ndidem Usang Iso road close to Crunches fast food. But there was no eye witness to give details of the situation.
Same day another robbery was witnessed around Udemsco Mayne Avenue at about 3pm with another at Total filling station Yellow Duke by Ekpo Abasi.
But as these incidents keep rolling by everyday, the security agencies have not responded effectively in a manner that should guarantee public confidence but the Spokesperson for the State Police Command, Irene Itohan said the police was on top of the situation and assured Cross Riverians that the police was capable of ensuring their safety.
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