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Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has ordered a house to house search in the State in an attempt to recovery looted items.

This was disclosed in a press release signed by the Special Adviser to the governor on Media and Publicity, Christian Ita, on Saturday.

Protesters at the weekend had broken into private and public properties carting away consumables and other items despite a 24 hour curfew imposed on the state.

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Some of the properties affected include; INEC Municipal Zonal office at Marian Road, Walmart at Marian, Federal Psychiatric Hospital along Calabar road, Senator Gershom Bassey’s family home along White house burnt and his private house at Axari Iso (vandalised and looted), Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba’s house at Asari Iso vandalized, looted and burnt, Garment Factory at Goodluck Jonathan by-pass, Ayade’s filling station under construction, First Bank at Eight miles, Nigeria Ports Authourity at Harbour (vandalized and looted), Tinapa (vandlised and looted).

The State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) in Cross River Newspaper Corporation (Chronicle) premises along Barracks road was looted and burnt on Friday night with some cars at the premises.

Also affected was the Fabrication Academy where COVID-19 palliative were kept.

In the statement by Ita, the governor mandated security agents to take legitimate action to halt violence and recover the stolen items.

It read in part: “following the deployment of more soldiers to Calabar to help quell 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.”

He stated that 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.

The Governor who said he understands the pain of the people averred that there was need to protect the 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 also called on Cross Riverians to rise up and defend their land from criminal elements bent on destroying the image of the State.

The governor 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.”


Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has ordered a house to house search in the State in an attempt to recovery looted items.

This was disclosed in a press release signed by the Special Adviser to the governor on Media and Publicity, Christian Ita, on Saturday.

Protesters at the weekend had broken into private and public properties carting away consumables and other items despite a 24 hour curfew imposed on the state.

Some of the properties affected include; INEC Municipal Zonal office at Marian Road, Walmart at Marian, Federal Psychiatric Hospital along Calabar road, Senator Gershom Bassey’s family home along White house burnt and his private house at Axari Iso (vandalised and looted), Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba’s house at Asari Iso vandalized, looted and burnt, Garment Factory at Goodluck Jonathan by-pass, Ayade’s filling station under construction, First Bank at Eight miles, Nigeria Ports Authourity at Harbour (vandalized and looted), Tinapa (vandlised and looted).

The State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) in Cross River Newspaper Corporation (Chronicle) premises along Barracks road was looted and burnt on Friday night with some cars at the premises.

Also affected was the Fabrication Academy where COVID-19 palliative were kept.

In the statement by Ita, the governor mandated security agents to take legitimate action to halt violence and recover the stolen items.

It read in part: “following the deployment of more soldiers to Calabar to help quell 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.”

He stated that 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.

The Governor who said he understands the pain of the people averred that there was need to protect the 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 also called on Cross Riverians to rise up and defend their land from criminal elements bent on destroying the image of the State.

The governor 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.”