Incessant Kidnapping Military Take Over Cross River Forests

Reports reaching the desk of Africa Today News, New York has it that the Governor of Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade’s call to the federal government to as a matter of urgency deploy soldiers to the Uyanga forests in Akamkpa LGA of the state has been granted.

Recall that a few days ago, the governor had sent a letter he personally signed to the federal government pledging that he will take the war to the bandits wherever they may be.

He went on to appeal to the federal government to deploy both Tucano aircraft and more security personnel to comb the Akamkpa forests for suspected bandits.

Those the governor described as bandits had seized and abducted nine motorists and dragged them into the forests. Security operatives went into action and the hostages were released the next day.

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However, on Friday, there were reports again that another seven persons were kidnapped at the same spot on the Uyanga-Ikom-Calabar highway.

Africa Today News, New York gathered that early Sunday morning, some military men from the army, navy, and police took over the Uyanga community.

According to a resident who spoke to journalists, their confidence has been restored.

‘We were scared by the activities of the gunmen. Even travellers are also scared because they daringly operated yesterday on the highway,’ he stated.

In another report, some yet-t0-be-identified gunmen suspected to be connected with the Biafra Nation League have allegedly abducted no fewer than three oil workers in the Bakassi Peninsula.

Africa Today News, New York gathered that the workers were reportedly on their way to work when the incident happened late Saturday.

According to credible sources, the gunmen also whisked away the boat conveying the workers along with their equipment.

Africa Today News, New York

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