The corpse of an unidentified middle aged man was found lying along Ibom Layout in Calabar, Cross Rivers state this morning as residents say they do not know what could have led to his death.
Below is how a Facebook user, Ifere Paul, who is an English – Chinese translator at Aso Rock villa, Abuja, narrated the shocking story on social media;
The Spate of Killing In Calabar Is Worrisome.
One found dead this morning close to Ekpo Okon’s house at Ibom Layout.
Please the Police should identify the corpse and remove same from the Street while investigation on the cause of death and other inquiries.
It is important that members of the Police to work more proactively to ensure the safety to lives and properties in Calabar.
Allowing dead bodies close to a politician’s house like that of Ekpo Okon will send the wrong signals to the public.
Most important is the fact that the number one citizen of the State, Governor Ben Ayade, to be strict and tighten security measures in the State. Building the safety of lives and properties in the State on whistleblowers is the most deadly decision to be taken by our governor.
In one of my article titled “Towards A Lasting Peace: A Comprehensive Plan To Make Calabar Peaceful, Tourism & Investors Destination”, I made a recommendation to the State for the need to build a network of informers.
Those informers will inform security agencies in the State and government crime hotspots and persons committing these crime.
Even though the government came up with “Homeland Security”, nothing has been done since the announcement and celebration of this.
It is important that the governor act as a governor. One with good intention for the people he governs. I mean, the spate of killing in the last one month alone is so high that business owner are shutting down their businesses earlier everyday. Some are relocating to safer climes like Akwa Ibom and Ebonyi.
Our governor must be seen doing the lots of talks he’s been talking.
Citizens on their part must “shine their eyes” and “sharpen their ears” at night.