Businesses shut down to protest against insecurity in calabar.
All the shops in Cala View pictures in App save up to 80% data. bar the capital city of Cross River State, Nigeria have been shut down for two days now in protest against the rising cases of kidnapping in calabar. There is no line of business that is not affected: pharmacy, building materials, spare parts shops, super markets, eateries, electronic shops etc. The shop operators are using this non violent approach to express their deep concern and fears over the near collapse of the security situation in the city which was once well know for its serenity, security, peace
and tranquility. In their own words: " Calabar has become a safe haven for kidnapping and armed robbery". Thus, business owners had to allegedly, shut down since Monday as a non violent protest to draw the attention of the state government to this precarious situation. There is a story making the rounds that it was also show of solidarity with a late comrade who was allegedly kidnapped. The ever responsive and responsible state governor, has risen to the occasion by beefing security everywhere around the city. Extra police check points and patrol teams of various security forces could be seen everywhere to combat the menace and quell
the crime. Residents are watching with bated breath to see who blink first: the security forces or the outlaws. Surely, good shall triumph over evil.