Over 150 Arrested As Security Agencies Storm Calabar Nooks And Crannies

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By Ushang Ewa

No fewer than 150 people are currently in detention at various holding cells in Calabar, the Cross River State capital following a massive search and arrest streak by security agencies lasting 5 days now findings by CrossRiverWatch reveal.

The raids began Saturday, a source in ‘Operation Skolombo’ said and has since continued with the suspected criminals kept in the Criminal Investigation Department holding cell at the Cross River State Police Command Headquarters and another location which the source declined mentioning.

Our Government House Correspondent, Jonathan Ugbal said the press corps was invited to the State Police Command but no briefing was given and said that there was talk of “a big parade of suspected criminals arrested within a specified time,” in the governor’s office.

About 137 suspects were arrested prior to the initial parade on Sunday which included more than 35 females suspected to be between the ages of 15 to mid-forties.

“The females looked like commercial sex workers, in fact they are ashawo (prostitutes),” a Policeman on duty told our correspondent.

The arrests are been carried out by the joint security team ‘Operation Skolombo’  and due to the silence from Government authorities on the operation, has fuelled speculations of a 9 hour curfew imposed by the state from 9:00PM to 6:00AM.

Also, CrossRiverWatch gathered that the ‘Operation Delta Safe´ contingent in the state has been drafted in to assist in the operations coordinated by the State Security Adviser, Mr. Jude Ngaji with heavy contributions from the Chief Security Officer to Cross River Governor, Senator Ben Ayade, Mr. Mark Anyogo.

Calls to Mr. Ngaji’s phone did not connect while the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Irene Ugbo when contacted said she could barely hear our correspondent and pleaded to be contacted 10 minutes later.

When called again, her line did not go through.

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