Senator Ben Ayade, Cross River Governor has ordered security agencies in the state to search houses to recover looted Covid-19 items.
iexclusive News Nigeria reports that Ayade in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Christian Ita, during the weekend ordered security agencies in the state to search houses to recover looted Covid-19 items.
According to him, “following the deployment of more soldiers to Calabar to help quell the violence, Cross River Governor, Sir Ben Ayade has asked security agencies in the State to take legitimate actions to halt the arson and carnage witnessed in some parts of Calabar.
“The governor also wants the security agents to carry out a house to house search for looted property and arrest everyone involved in the looting of both public and private property in the state”.
Ayade said he understood the pains of the people and there was a need to protect the collective commonwealth of the people which is currently under threat by some persons who are desperately trying to discredit the peaceful disposition of Cross Riverians.
He urged the security agencies to “take legitimate actions to ensure that calm returns to the State especially as the Government was already working towards ensuring the demands of those who genuinely participated in the #EndSARS match are met”.
The Governor called on the good people of Cross River to rise up and defend their land from criminal elements bent on destroying the image of the State.
Ayade said the dusk to dusk curfew was still in place but this time around it is and “consequent upon this, everyone is advised to remain indoors as security agencies will not tolerate any non compliance”.