A daring kidnapper and cult leader in Calabar, Bassey Bassey Etim has been captured by the newly inducted Joint Security Outfit a.k.a, “Operation Akpakwu, ” on Tuesday.
He was picked up around Anantigha area of Calabar South Local Government of Cross River State.
He was arrested alongside three others who have been on the wanted list of the security operatives for kidnapping, cultism and other crimes in Calabar and its environs.
The Permanent Secretary, Security Services, Alfred Mboto, said that Bassey and his gang were spotted around the Anantigha axis of Calabar South.
“Operation Akpakwu responded immediately and surrounded all escape perimeter, then clamped on the criminal ring suspect with his gang.”
Mboto said, Security in Cross River State has been rejigged, warning anyone with criminal mind to have a change of heart or relocate out of the state.
He said Operation Akpakwu has been empowered to investigate, prevent and arrest any criminals in Cross River state no matter how highly placed the person or group of persons may be.