OBAJI AKPET, Calabar
Cross River State Government, on Monday debunked rumours that Calabar, Cross River’s capital or any other part of the state has been placed on a curfew in other to contain incessant cult clashes in the state.
This comes on the heels of rumours making around on social media that a curfew has been placed on movement in Calabar due to cult clashes between Vikings and Axe confraternity that has laid siege on the ancient capital city causing scare on all corners and forcing people and businesses to recline earlier than usual.
Unconfirmed report has it that the clashes have consumed not less than 12 lives. And despite police efforts, the cultists are unrelenting.
But a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to Cross River Government, Christian Ita states that the rumour of curfew in Calabar was only the handiwork of mischief makers who do not mean well for the state.
Ita therefore, urged members of the public to disregard the rumour and go about their lawful businesses.
He said there was no security challenge in Calabar that would warrant imposition of curfew.
He assured that security agencies were on top of security situation as 36 cultists who recently breached the peace in Calabar were already in Police net.