In an attempt to keep the state clean and safe, the Cross River state government through the Urban Development Authority (CUDA) is doing all possible to see that psychotic people (mad people) are kept away from the streets, social and commercial centres across the state.
In a visit to the Calabar Urban Development Authority (CUDA) Vagrant Psychotic Remand Home at Uwanse, Calabar South LGA. The CUDA Secretary, Hon. Joemary Ekeng Ita who spoke to news men, thanked the state governor, Sen. Ben Ayade for his continuous assistance to CUDA in dealing with this ugly situation.
Taking news men round the facility that houses about 100 psychotic persons made up of men and women age between 18 to 60, it was discovered that about 95% of these persons are not indigenes of Cross River state.
The Secretary said most of these persons do not enter the state as individual migrant but are dumped in groups at some lonely spots and allowed to move into our towns and cities.
He therefore, call on Cross Riverians to be vigilant as most of these persons come in to disrupt the peace and beautiful tourism environment of the state. He added that the habit of them seeking accommodations at beautiful spots and lonely areas, causes a lot of problem and threat to innocent persons.
In another development, the Secretary said hoodlums also enter the state disguise as psychotic persons and use uncompleted buildings as their hideout while studying their points of target by day and at night carry out their notorious activities without the people and men of the security agencies suspecting.
He added that some are drug dealers who go around by day as mad persons distributing their harmful merchandise to different retail dealers.