A statement released by Prof. Ben Ayade , the governor of Cross River state, has ordered an immediate suspension on the transportation of scrap of all categories out of the state.
This is as a result of the massive looting and destruction of public and private properties as well as businesses in Calabar by hoodlums last week.
Information gathered also revealed that most of the items that were looted by hoodlums were being transported out of the state in under the guise that those items were scraps.
The statement which was issued on Wednesday, by the governor’s Special Adviser, Media & Publicity, Mr Christian Ita read;
“It has come to the attention of the governor that in a desperate bid to escape arrest, criminals and their masterminds who callously looted government and private properties have now resorted to moving such items out of the state disguised as scraps.