Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River has ordered security agencies in the state to search houses to recover looted items and take legitimate action to halt violence.
A statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Christian Ita, said Governor Ayade has asked security agencies 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.”
Governor Ayade said he understands the pains of the people and there was 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 the citizens of Cross River.
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 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”.
For the past three days following the #EndSARS protests, hoodlums have been targeting warehouses and politicians’ residence in their states to loot.
Angry youths in Lagos, Edo, Cross River, Kwara, Osun , Kaduna and other four states have invaded the warehouses in the states to loot all the COVID-19 palliatives stored in the warehouses.
KanyiDaily had published a video showing some youths negptiating with Nigerian soldiers about looting a warehouse containing COVID-19 palliatives in Delta State.