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Press Release: Gov. Ben Ayade Condemns Attack on Motorists, Appeals for Calm

I condemn in the strongest terms, the attack and kidnapping of some motorists and commuters along the Akamkpa-Ugep axis of the Calabar-Ikom  Highway, yesterday. Tuesday, November 15, 2022

While we appreciate the commendable success so far recorded in the rescue operation which is still ongoing, such acts of criminality cannot and will be not be allowed to take root in our state, as we are determined to ensure that the incident is the last on our soil.

Our heart goes out to the victims and their families of this heinous crime which has violated the innocence of our state.

I appeal for calm, support and corporation of our people as security men comb through every nook and cranny of the Uyanga forest

We are a peace-loving people and as such will not allow criminality of any hue, to find a fertile ground anywhere in our state.

We have made request to the Federal Government to draft more troops to the Uyanga forest as well as the deployment of a Tucano aircraft.

Additionally, we have activated the Homeland Security outfit and have engaged local hunters to assist in a private para-military capacity

The state will also purchase more gunboats and patrol vehicles to protect our waterways and highways just as we have activated the automatic security system on the entrance into Calabar.

We once again appeal for calm as we take the battle to the bandits


Sen. Prof. Ben Ayade
Governor, Cross River State

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