Robbers on Thursday night, in Uyo, raided the home of Mr Patrick Greg, an Aide to the Speaker of Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly.
Mr Greg who spoke with our correspondent on Friday morning, said the hoodlums made away with his mobile phone, plasma television and also ransacked his house.
“I closed from work in the evening, but on getting home, I noticed my house had been ransacked. Some electric bulbs which were switched off when I left for work, were on. Nobody was home. They broke into the house through a ceiling. One of the doors was opened, I guess that’s where they left after robbing. They also robbed my neighbour.
“I call them petty thieves because they only made away with my phone, plasma television and my perfume”, he narrated.
Mr Greg who also shared the incident on Facebook added, “Uyo is no longer safe.”
Uyo, Akwa Ibom State Capital, has been bedeviled by incessant robberies by suspected cultists, a situation many say is due to the poor economic situation in the State.
Recently, gunmen at around 9pm, broke into various shops at Nnwaniba Road, few meters away from the University of Uyo Permanent site and carted away goods worth thousands of Naira.
Similarly incidence was also recorded at Aka, Abak and Ekpene Roads, all in the state capital of the oil rich state.
But the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Odiko Macdon, on a radio interview, recently, said the Akwa Ibom State Police Command remains undaunted in the fight against crime, adding concise efforts have been made to crackdown perpetrators of the ugly trend in the state.
It would be recalled, that the state government recently banned activities of motorcyclists, popularly known as ‘okada riders’ in Eket and has also reinforced the ban in some parts of the state capital, as part of efforts to checkmate crime and violence.