The Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade, has donated 14 patrol Hilux vans to a Police task force code named- Operation Skolombo Boys, to help decongest the metropolis of street children denting the tourist image of the state.
The donation is coming few weeks after the governor made a promise upon his assumption into office to strengthen the Police Force by providing them with incentives which will help in getting rid off miscreants and street children off the metropolis.
Making presentations of the vans to the task force Chairman, Gen. Manic Nyiam, at the Governor’s Office in Calabar, the governor averred that, the gesture was to state support towards taking policing to the next level.
Ayade regretted the increased rate of activities of the hoodlums popularly referred to as Skolombo Boys, and assured investors and residents in the state of a total clean up in no distant time.
He urged the task force team to do all within their jurisdiction to flush the children off every nook and cranny of the state capital, restore the dignity of the state security-wise, to residents and those willing to do business in the state.