The Police in Cross River State has offered explanations following reports that the embattled Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Calabar, Cyril Ndifon, was abducted by unknown gunmen, early this morning, from his private residence in Akpabuyo, outskirts of Calabar, Cross River State.
In a press statement with reference number, A2:5750/CRS/PPRO/VOL.17220, dated 5 October, 2023, the Command said “…Prof. Ndifon was not kidnapped as speculated but arrested by a Government Security agency for discreet interrogation…”
While the Command thanked “all Cross Riverians/good spirited citizens, the media, and eminent security stakeholders for the confidence reposed in the officers and men of the Cross River State Police Command, and the Nigeria Police Force at large through resolute and seamless collaborative efforts and sacrifices in securing our dear State”, the Command added that, “the CP hitherto warns respective social media and blogging platforms to always cross-check or vet facts from established authorities before sending such unverified and malicious reports as contrary may attract unpleasant penalty while ensuring peaceful coexistence in the State and the Nation as a whole”, Irene Ugbo, Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, CRS Command, who signed the release said.
But a family source maintained to www.calitown.com that their minds are now at rest, “knowing that those who took Prof away are government agents. If the media did not collaboratively raise alarm, who would have offered us this explanation. On a lighter note now, if a group of men you can’t identify, barge into your house at any time of the day, will you be wrong to refer to them as unidentified gunmen? It was our dilemma this morning.”
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