By Agency Reporter
The attention of the Cross River State Government has cleared the air on the recent killing of a UNICROSS student.
The State Government in a press release maintained that the report circulating around is misleading, thus painting authorities in a bad light.
The release signed by Dr. Alfred Mboto, Permanent Secretary of Special Services, Governor’s office, Calabar said it is necessary to set the record straight.
The release reads in full:
The attention of the Cross River State Government has been drawn to misleading reports in some national dailies and social media platforms alleging that the Department Of State Services, DSS, shot to death a Student of the University of Cross River, UNICROSS, within the school premises on February 9th, 2023.
The said student was not, after all, an “innocent student” as reports had portrayed him.
To set the record straight, the alleged student is known by the pseudo name, Valley.
However, his real name is Austin Norwich Kingsley and he is a notorious cultist, armed robber, and kidnapper who has been on the wanted list of security agents for a long time.
Valley was wanted for the murder of a fellow student, kidnapping, and armed robbery for almost a year.
He was on a mission to commit a heinous crime in the institution when he was intercepted by the State Government-owned joint security Operation team code-named Operation Akpakwu, while on patrol.
On sighting the joint security team, Valley opened fire on the operatives who returned with superior firepower. In the ensuing exchange, he was gunned down.
This clarification becomes necessary so as to put a lie to the allegation that DSS operatives wholly neutralized Valley.
For the avoidance of doubt, Operation Akpakwu is composed of the Police, Army, Navy, Airforce, DSS, and Civil Defence operatives.
The general public is urged to disregard the deliberate misinformation aimed at impinging on the integrity of the DSS.