A communique signed by the group chapter President, Dr. Fred Obeten,
made available to our news desk at the end of the 32nd Anniversary celebration ofthe organization in Calabar stated that it was wrong for any individual or group persons in the state to threaten a government which is the soul repository of the coercive powers of the state
stressing that government is empowered by law to use same in the interest of the state to clamp down on any group or individuals who threatened public security.
“We called on government not to succumb to cheap black mail but to do
all in its powers to bring the promoters of such terrorist activities
to book speedily.
“We totally condemn cultism and the resort to violence to achieve Political and security goals.” The group urged.
The club appealed to the nascent groups which had within the week issued a statement threatening to cause mayhem to some top government functionaries in the state to sheath its swords in the interest of peace in the state.
Recalled that security agents had in August 2018 arrested some group
of persons in the state alleged to have arrested with arms a day to the conduct of the by-elections by the state government to filled in a candidate who can represent Obudu state constituency at the Cross River State Assembly.
Irked by that development, a group of individuals operating under the
auspices of (name withheld) circulated a letter threatening to assassinate some top government functionaries in the state.
The threat letter charged the state government to with immediate
effect release their members otherwise they will make the state ungovernable for the Prof. Ben Ayade’s administration.
Meanwhile the Cross River State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hafiz Inuwa who was contacted on telephone to react to the threat said he was yet to received such a letter before adding that he has any knowledge if any letter from miscreant has reached his office.
Inuwa said, “I just came back to the office now and yet to know if a letter of that nature had reach my office".