Cross River security operation cracks down on alleged kidnappers


The fight against criminals in Cross River seems to be yielding positive results as ‘Operation Akpakwu’, a state security outfit, has cracked down on alleged kidnappers, robbery gangs and cultists.

Besides, ‘Operation Akpakwu’ has embarked on massive demolition of houses used by criminal elements across the state.

Governor Ben Ayade had during the launch of Operation Akpakwu on December 3, 2020 warned kidnappers in the state to desist from their crimes as the end of criminality was near.

During the inauguration, Ayade instructed the security agencies to deal decisively with any form of criminality, banditry, cultism and kidnapping of any form.

However, barely a month after the inauguration, several houses and property have been demolished by the Operation Akpakwu as the state government intensifies its crack down on kidnappers in the state.