Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River state has ordered security agencies in the state to embark on a house to house search to recover all items looted from public and private business places in the state.
Over the weekend, looters broke into over 35 government and private properties, looted several items, and set some buildings ablaze. ?Read here, here and here.
Reacting to the incidents, Governor Ayade in a statement released by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Christian Ita, gave the security agents a marching order to begin house to house search for the stolen items.
“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” the statement in part read