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Cross River State Government Arrest 80 Suspected Looters

by Nwani Chisom
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The Cross River Police Command has arrested more than 80 suspected looters over their alleged involvement in the vandalism of some government and private property on Oct. 23 and Oct. 24 in Calabar, the state’s capital.

Oyogist.com learnt that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Abdulkadir Jimoh, who spoke with newsmen on Monday in Calabar, said that the police had recovered some of the looted items.

Jimoh said thus;

“I want to urge community leaders, youth groups and religious leaders to expose the looters and shame them.“We have arrested more than 80 suspects and they are undergoing interrogations in our various security facilities.

“Looters have 24 hours to return all the looted items before the house-to-house search gets to them, as recovery of looted items is ongoing,” he said.

Jimoh warned parents and house owners not to hide or cover up for any criminal in their environment, adding that the ongoing house- to-house search was ongoing.

“No criminal element will be spared; no one who vandalised government property or looted personal effects and invaded people’s private offices will go unpunished; they will be made to face the full wrath of the law. he said.

“We are already working in synergy with other sister agencies in a bid to fish out the bad eggs as well as recover the looted items.

“I will advise all those who are in possession of such items to, in their own interest, bring them or face justice,” he said.

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