Sources disclosed that though arrangement about the visit in the state had been on top gear, however the provision of security at the venue, airport and other areas to be visited by PDP presidential candidate was not adequate. The height of the alleged insensibility came, after the State’s police announced that it will be holding a shooting range exercise near Atiku’s campaign rally.
A large number of police personnel have been moved to Asabanka Shooting Range in Akpabuyo LGA, as confirmed in a statement made available to newsmen by the Police Public Relations Officer, Ms Irene Ugbo. It reads;
“The Cross River State Police Command wishes to inform the general public that, officers and men of the Cross River State Police Command, Calabar will embark on shooting practice at Asabanka shooting range in Akpabuyo Local Government Area.
“By this announcement, members of the public, all occupants and farmers of the said environ are advised not to engage in any activity within the area until the exercise is over. This is to avoid being caught by stray bullets please,” the statement added.