Nigeria: Cross River grapples with piracy

Recent attacks highlight dangers.

Cross River Grapples with Kidnapping, Militancy, Piracy

Written by Eyo Charles, Calabar

Whereas in the North-East of Nigeria Boko Haram insurgency holds sway, in the South-South, especially in Cross River State, kidnapping, armed robbery, cultism, militancy and piracy have become the hydra-headed challenge which the Nigerian Navy and the police are grappling with.

Before now, the state was generally described as a peaceful and serene haven for which reason it attracts tourists, international conferences and sight-seers from around the world. The upsurge in petty and major crimes in parts of the state, particularly Calabar, the state capital, has rubbished such claim.

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