Worried by the state of insecurity in Calabar, Cross River State capital, some traders and business moguls have started relocating their shops, offices and families to nearby Akwa Ibom State.
Investigations by Daily Sun revealed that Cross River, especially Calabar, is facing the worst form of security challenges including outright harassment by street urchins, robbery, gangsterism, cultism and kidnapping.
It was further revealed in the last seven months about 20 persons have been kidnapped in Calabar metropolis and millions of naira paid as ransom and in some cases victims lost their lives in the process. Most of the people abducted include Igbo traders and contractors, medical doctors, big time transporters, electrical merchants and hotel operators just as shops, warehouses and private residences are robbed at daytime and in the odd hours of the night. Read more