The government of the Cross-River State led by prof. Ben Ayade has declared 35 youths wanted for alleged involvement in the recent killings related to cult rivalries in the state.
Not less than eight persons were reportedly killed in the last two weeks at separate instances in Calabar the state capital, on cult-related rivalries believed to be between “Black Axe Confraternity” and another a rival cult called “Klans.”
A statement 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,” the statement said.
The 35 youths that are now on the wanted list of the Cross River State government are:
Kufre Ekpo Eyo (Romance) – son of Chief Ndabo Ogote Ekpo Etim of Uwanse, Calabar South.
Sampon Joshua Oval (Samsung) – Ikot Effangha, Calabar/Abi LGA.
Cyril Bassey (PDP) Councillorship Candidate, Calabar South, Ward 6.
Samuel Emeka Obi #6 Atim Edem Rise street, Calabar
Cornel Joe Edet (House of Reps. Residence, Apo Quarters, Abuja)
Charley – (12 White House Street, Calabar).
Junior (Yanky’s son, Charmbley by Punchstreet) Calabar South
Supreme Etete -22 White House Street, Calabar South
Owatt G. (Dede Younger brother)
Deco (Ekpo Iso Street)
Francis Nkoro (STAM)
Christian (Dr. Dean Street)
Small – (19 Charmbley Street, Calabar)
Akan – (33 Charmbley Street Calabar)
Eteka Bulldog – (Oma Street, Calabar) – Recently granted amnesty by the Acting Chief Judge under Prerogative of Mercy.
1313 – (Akpabuyo)
Ita Oku Ndiyo (Odukpani)
Edet Ekpo Eyo (Udo Casket) #5 Edibe Edibe Street Calabar South
Ete Eka (WAPI)
Jide (dismissed military Police
Awaji Felix Likam
Okon Eyo – Recently granted amnesty by the Acting Chief Judge under Prerogative of Mercy.
Charlie – (Prison personnel)