35 youths who were involved in the alleged recent killings cult rivalries in Cross-Rivers state has been declared wanted by the state government.
Over eight persons have been reportedly killed in the past two weeks at different occasions in the state capital, Calabar on cult-related rivalries believed to be between “Black Axe confraternity” and a rivalry called “Klans”.
A statement made by the Permanent Secretary on Security, Special Duties Office, Governor’s Office, Calabar, Alfred Mboto noted that “the spate of killings and violence taking place in the Calabar metropolis over supremacy of various fraternities is alarming and unacceptable by the government and people of Cross River State.”
“In view of this development, the State has declared the following persons who have been identified as the ring leaders wanted:”
He listed the names of the 35 youths, nicknames, and contact or residential addresses.
Among those listed, include a Councillorship candidate in Calabar South Ward 6 under the PDP and two persons recently released from prison custody by the Acting Chief Judge of the State under the exercise of the prerogative of mercy and decongestion of prisons as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A statement also revealed a handsome reward will be given to any person or group of persons who provide useful information that would lead to the arrest of any of the wanted persons.
It also noted “that any house/hotel accommodating any of these persons or any other perpetrators of the act will be confiscated and the owner of the property prosecuted accordingly”.
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