By Rashidat Akashat
The city of Calabar was taken by surprise when robbers were said to have raided Christmas Village located around the Calabar municipal council ground during Kiss Daniel’s performance.
Kiss Daniel Escapes Death
It was gathered that the criminals were shooting sporadically. A witness, Glory Akpan, who happens to be a food seller, in a report by The Guardian said, “I was wounded. Some boys came into the village and tried to rob that guy who sings ‘Oya talk to me o Mama’ [Kiss Daniel] while he was performing. They threw bottles and other dangerous objects at him. They later brought out guns and began to shoot sporadically.”
“The robbers attacked him and removed his clothes. They would have killed him. I don’t know how he survived that night.
”There were thousands of people in the Christmas Village and the situation caused pandemonium. They broke everything in my shop. They carried all my money and robbed many shops. Our chairs were broken. Everybody ran helter-skelter.” Glory continued.
“Cars were smashed. They broke some cars to steal from them. At a point, the lights went off and I thought I was going to die.
”There were missing children and parents and kids ran in different directions.” She added.
Glory Akpan also said, “After the incident, we were too afraid to go back to our shops and we had to sleep at a tent located inside the council. Someone collected N500 from each person to spend the night there. We slept on bare floor.”
Then she concluded “Someone even stole my pot of melon soup, which was on fire. This is the first time such a thing would happen since the beginning of the Christmas festival. I am not sure I will come next year.”