Cross River Government, through the state security outfit Operation Akpakwu, has demolished a building in Calabar belonging to a suspected kidnapper.
The government also destroyed a brothel in Calabar for allegedly housing underage persons for prostitution.
The security outfit is made up the navy, air force, police, army, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and special advisers to the state government on security.
Security adviser to Governor Ben Ayade (Southern Senatorial District) Henry Okokon said after the exercise that it was one of the ways of chasing criminals out of the state.
Mr Okokon said the state government placed premium on security of lives and property, hence the need to fight all forms of criminality.
“This is part of the activities of Operation Akpakwu, a special force set up by Governor Ayade to fight crime, especially kidnapping,” he said.
“This demolition is ongoing. The governor has warned that anyone involved in any form of criminality, or any landlord harbouring any criminal should desist from it.
“The bungalow that was demolished belonged to an individual who has been caught in the act of kidnapping, while the brothel was demolished for housing underage persons for prostitution and other illegal activities.
“This is a warning signal to everybody. Whosoever is involved in crime of any form should desist from it.”
He said that the security outfit got a court order to demolish the buildings in line with the state homeland security law.