Bassey Inyang in Calabar
Dare-devil armed robbers on Wednesday held shop owners operating on Marian Road in Calabar municipal to ransom for about an hour, robbing them of their wares and cash.
Also affected were motorists, especially commercial transport operators who ply the ever busy Marian Road which is a major business hub in Calabar.
Residents of Ibom Layout and Mekenge Layout which are close to where the robbers operated were terribly frightened while the robbers operated, and even for hours after they left.
The area where the robbers stormed between the hours of 12.00noon and 1.00 pm plays host to many businesses including super markets,car stands,ceramic shops, wine shops and provision shops, fast foods, and restaurants.
Eye witness account states that the robbers, about six in number, had a field day as they ransacked some of the shops.
Further details later