Thursday, 3 September 2020

Breaking: Again Palm Kennel Merchant Kidnapped in Okurikang

It is now obvious that Cross River state isn't safe as insecurity heightens by the day with an increased rate of kidnapping in the state. 

Just this evening a Palm Kennel Merchant simply identified as Williams has been kidnapped in Okurikang, in Odukpani LGA of Cross River State. 

According to a source who witnessed the incidence, William is a popular Merchant who comes around frequently to buy off palm kennel from locals who are involved in Palm oil processing. 

He was whisked away this evening by gunmen to an unknown destination. 

The kidnap of Williams has brought the total number to kidnap within the state in the last one week. 

First, it was one Dr. Vivien Otu, a female pediatrician, who was said to be abducted in a restaurant where she went to eat at the close of work last Friday in Calabar, the state capital. 

Thereafter, a lecturer, Dr. Anthony Egbe, was kidnapped on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at Etak Ukana, and Mr. Effiom Edem Asuquo was also abducted two days ago, on the 1st September 2020 at Akwa Ikot Effanga, both in Akpabuyo Local Government Area.

Sources report that Asuquo was kidnapped in the cool of the evening in broad daylight by some daredevils who later vanished into thin air. The second is coming just three days after Egbe was kidnapped.

Only yesterday, a pastor whose name ( name (unknown) was kidnapped along Atu Street in Calabar South LGA, 

According to an eyewitness account, the pastor was whisked away by unknown gunmen at about 9 pm at Atu street close to where Pastor Joseph Okoro of Bible Christian Crusaders mission was kidnapped last year immediately after a church service

In all about 5 major kidnaps known to the public have been recorded in Calabar with one week. 

Truly the rate of insecurity in Cross River, the state is becoming alarming and a thing of concern as citizens have now resorted to private security.