Suspected cult groups in Cross River State, Vikings and Skylo, have threatened to attack security chiefs in the state over the arrest and detention of their members.
The groups made this threat in a statement jointly signed by seven members of the two groups, Udom Ekpo, Asuquo Daniel, Etim Udoeyop, Ikang Damong, Francis Okon, Emmanuel Okon, Asuquo Francis and made available to journalists on Tuesday.
The statement listed the security chiefs to be attacked to include, the Director of State Security Service, Commissioner of Police in Cross River State, Commander of the 13 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Calabar.
Others listed were: the State Attorney General, some members in Governor Ayade’s administration, Hon Mike Obi, Mr Oliver Orok, Secretary to the State Government, State Chief Judge, State Chief Registrar and Mr Frank Ayade.
In the statement, the groups lamented the condition of their members in SSS custody.
The groups said: “We have heard of all what is happening with members of Vikings and Skilo confraternities. They were arrested in Obudu and brought to Calabar by Police and State Security Service.
“We want to let you know that we are going to kill the Director of State Security Service in this State. We are going to assassinate the Commissioner of Police. We are going to make Cross River State ungovernable for Prof Ben Ayade and his aides.
“We are giving the government 24 hours to release Mr Effiong Ekarika and Ebok Obong, Chairman of Vikings and Skylo with immediate effect.
“If not, we are going to cause mayhem and breakdown of law and order. We are going to kill or kidnap Chief of Staff, Mr Orim. Just watch out and see what is going to happen. We have mobilised our boys and ammunition for this assignment,” the groups stated.
In the statement, the group alleged that one of their leaders, who is a serving member in the President Muhammadu Buhari administration would come to their rescue in case of any untold hardship.