Barely three days after the Cross River State government declared 35 suspected cultists wanted and vowed to demolish any house owned by the suspects or where the suspects are hiding, the government swung into action on Thursday.
A demolition squad arrived Ekpo Abasi in Calabar South and brought down houses allegedly owned by a suspected kidnap kingpin, Kufre Eyo-Etim, also known as Romance. He was among the 35 suspects declared wanted.
The houses are in a mini estate located at Idim Ita street, off CRUTECH community.
Another property owned by a suspected cultist was also demolished at Bedwell in Calabar South on Thursday morning. The building was allegedly used as a brothel and was owned by Cyril Bassey, a councillorship candidate in the May 30 election, who is also among the 35 people on the wanted list of the state government.The State Security Adviser, Southern Senatorial District, Ani Esin, who led the demolition squad with men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, said that the government and security operatives have been on the trail of the suspects for some weeks.
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