Calabar Continues To Witness Strings Of Armed Robbery

In Breaking News, National News, Reports

By CrossRiverWatch admin

Jimoh Ozi-Obeh, CP Cross River State
Jimoh Ozi-Obeh, CP Cross River State

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.

Since You Are Here, Support Good Journalism

CrossRiverWatch was founded on the ideals of deploying tech tools to report in an ethical manner, news, views and analysis with a narrative that ensures transparency in governance, a good society and an accountable democracy.

Everyone appreciates good journalism but it costs a lot of money. Nonetheless, it cannot be sacrificed on the altar of news commercialisation.

Consider making a modest contribution to support CrossRiverWatch's journalism of credibility and integrity in order to ensure that all have continuous free access to our noble endeavor.


New Feature: Don't miss any of our news again.Get all our articles in your facebook chat box.Click the Facebook Messenger Icon below to subscribe now

Text Advert by CRWatch :Place Yours

Will You To Learn How To Make Millions Of Naira Making Special Creams From Your Kitchen?.Click Here

Expose Your Business And Make More Sales. Advertise On Today

You may also read!

#EndPoliceBrutality: Cross River Panel Fails To Sit After 43 Day Adjournment

By Patrick Obia and Rachel Idim As the life of the Cross River State Judicial Panel of Inquiry into


Cross River Recruiting Teachers, Sachet Water Manufacturers For Equatorial Guinea – John Gaul

By Maxwell Effiong Former State lawmaker and Cross River’s Special Envoy to the Gulf of Guinea, John Gaul Lebo


Cross River To Get 270 Days Of Rain In 2021 – NiMET

By Patrick Obia The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted normal to above normal rainfall season in 2021 across


Leave a reply:

Your email address will not be published.

Mobile Sliding Menu

Share this now