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Chiemeka ADINDU, Calabar
Following the recent mayhem caused by hoodlums in Calabar, Member Representing Calabar/Odukpani Federal Constituency, Rt. Hon. Ntufam Eta Mbora has advocated for immediate action to bring the situation to a halt while condemning the attack.
Mbora who said the attack will for a long time cause a great setback in the political, social and economic lives of Cross Riverians added that it remain the greatest nightmare and bruising psyche for the residents of the state.
“We have witnessed the most bizarre, tumultuous and heart rendering period of our time in our great city of Calabar as vandals and miscreants with criminal minds seized and hijacked the well-intended #EndSars protests in Cross River State.
“In the last 48 hours, it’s been woeful tales of wanton destruction, vandalism and senseless looting of public and private property championed by persons suspected to be infiltrators of the protest in the state.
“Without any iota of doubt, the perpetrators of these heinous and vicious acts are neither part of and do not share the dreams and visions of our forebears and stakeholders for a peaceful, serene and progressive communities nor can these evil be traceable to the DNA of our young people over time. Our young people are notable for their peaceful coexistence and hard work and therefore, abhor all forms of social unrest.
“In a most bizarre and coordinated manner, these criminals took turns to visit homes of prominent political leaders and stakeholders as well as premises of public and private businesses to unleash unwarranted attacks on and steal valuable items from them. This is, indeed unacceptable and condemnable in its entirety”, the honourable lamented.
He called on the youths and all other critical stakeholders in the state to rise up to the occasion and mobilize, in the present and for the future to put a stop to the reoccurrence of all forms of social vices in the state.
He further expressed his heartfelt sympathy with all those who have were affected and have lost their property in the unwarranted attacks.