BY: VITALIS UGOH, Calabar
Alarmed by the massive looting and destruction of public and private properties as well as businesses in Calabar and its environs by hoodlums, Cross River state governor, Senator Ben Ayade, has ordered immediate suspension of transportation of scraps of all categories out of the state.
The order was contained in a statement issued by the Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Christian Ita, in Calabar.
The statement said, “it has come to the attention of the governor that in a desperate bid to escape arrest, criminals and their masterminds who callously looted government and private properties have now resorted to moving such items out of the state disguised as scraps”.
“Consequently, government hereby places immediate ban on the transportation of scraps of all categories out of the state, the ststatement further said”.
He directed all transporters and motorists in the state to report anyone that approaches them to move scraps out of the state to security agents, warming that any of them caught transporting looted items will be regarded as an accomplice and treated as a looter.