Hoodlums defy curfew in Calabar, vandalise NLC, INEC, SEMA offices

hoodlums cause violence at Fadeyi

Hoodlums have vandalised the buildings of the Nigeria Labour Congress, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Cross River State Emergency Management Agency in Calabar, Cross River.

They made away with food items and burnt a warehouse.

It was gathered that equipment worth millions of naira at the office of the Department of Petroleum Resources, the warehouse at the ministry of works were also taken away.

Also, the hoodlums ransacked the Commercial Transport Regulatory Agency, Value Mart Supermarket and the Cross River Newspaper Corporation known as Chronicle.

Qed.ng learnt that the hoodlums went away with some office equipment including generators, air conditioners, computers, chairs and internet facilities.

The invasion, it was gathered, occurred at night in spite of the 24-hour curfew imposed by the state government.

Governor Ben Ayade lamented the incident in a broadcast on Saturday.

“…If we destroy our own assets as a state with one of the lowest allocations in the country, we will not have the ability to rebuild,” he said.

The governor noted that he has taken note of the concerns of the youths and measures were being taken to address them.

Hoodlums have since hijacked the #EndSARS protest against police brutality in Cross River, resulting in the imposition of curfew.