About 11 persons, including five Cameroonian Nationals have been arrested by the Cross River Police Command for kidnapping and drug related offences in the state.
In a release signed by the Cross River Commisioner of Police, Abdulkadir Jimoh and made available to newsmen, a team attached to Marine Division, Mfum in Etung LGA while on routine patrol of waterways on 28 August 2020 arrested 5 Cameroonians suspected to be members of the separatist (Ambazonia).
Jimoh said: “They have kidnapped about 11 persons including Nigerians and Cameroonians to their forest based in Cameroon before they were apprehended.
“It will interest you to know that they have a 16 year old among them and 3 revolvers were recovered from them including 5 live cartridges. Investigation has since commenced and further development will be communicated.
In another development, the “A” Division raided black spots at Edim Otop Street and Opposite UNICAL small gate in Etta Agbor, Calabar, and five persons were arrested including a dealer, who is just 22 years old alongside four others. Upon search, wraps of substances suspected to be Indian hemp were found in thier possession.
He further revealed that Dr Egbe, a lecturer in CRUTECH who was kidnapped on Saturday 29/8/2020 at Asabanka in Akpabuyo LGA has also been released after men of Anti Cultism &Kidnapping squad raided the area.
Jimoh also disclosed that one suspect who master minded the kidnapping of the victim was arrested and will be charged to court immediately after investigations were concluded.