Friday, 13 March 2020

Insecurity: Ayade Summons emergency security council meeting

Local News 

Calabar that was once known as the safest state in Nigeria has in the last past years drifted to becoming one of the 5 most unsafe states in Nigeria. 

The rate of Communal wars is so high that there's hardly any Local Government Area in Cross River state without a communal clash case. Cultism and gangsterism have risen to it's all-time high while robbery and kidnapping have become the easiest crime to commit in Calabar. 

Within the last two months of this year, there have been not less than fourteen reported cases of kidnap in the state with several robbery and theft attacks on citizens littered across the state. 

The rate of insecurity is so high that residents no more enjoy their lawful evening and nocturnal activities such as visiting, recreations and partying. 

Recently, the commissioner of Police in the state was said to have led a squad to the Eta Abigor axis of Calabar Metropolis where a set of kidnappers were apprehended and a lady kidnapped the previous night was rescued. 

Also, another report had it that some policemen were recently arraigned for alleged involvement in kidnapping in the state 

Just a few days ago, a popular night club owner in Calabar was kidnaped by gunmen around Marian and nobody seems to know his way about till the time of this publication.

In all these the state government seems to have been docile about the insecurity of the state. 

Surprisingly, an emergency security council meeting has been called by the government this morning and I sincerely hope this will bring lasting solutions to this ugly menace? 

The notice for the security council meeting reads as follows: 

Gov Ayade summons emergency security council meeting with service commanders, paramount rulers of the southern senatorial district 

The state governor, His Excellency Sir Ben Ayade has summoned an emergency security council meeting for today, Friday, March 13, 2020.

All the service commanders, commissioner of police and traditional rulers of the seven local government areas of the southern Senatorial district (Bakassi, Akpabuyo, Calabar South, Calabar Municipality, Odukpani, Akamkpa, and Biase) are mandated to attend the meeting.

Venue: Governor's Conference Room, Governor's Office, Calabar

Time:11 am prompt.

Christian Ita
Special Adviser Media and Publicity to Governor