How Small Street Children Terrorize Calabar Residents - MUST READ

Date: 04-03-2016 3:50 pm (4 years ago) | Author: CLARA JANCITA
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A new investigation has unveiled the shocking details of how small street children create panic and terrorize residents in Calabar.
When Nduma Wilson flagged a cab on December 11, 2015, she had only one thing in mind: how to get to the Federal Psychiatric Hospital, Calabar, where she worked.
 
However, things would not go as planned. As soon as she paid the driver and alighted from the vehicle opposite the hospital gate, she recalled, two teenagers accosted her, she said
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“Before I knew what was happening, one of the boys kicked me on the ankle and I lost balance and fell to the ground,” she said describing the boys as aged between 12 and 15 years old.
“As I landed on the ground, the other boy snatched my bag and ordered me to surrender my mobile phone. And I did. I lay on the ground helplessly and shouted for help but none of those who were passing by came to my rescue.”

 
It was after the marauding boys went away with her valuables that a man walked up and told her to thank God she was not raped or injured.
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“I wanted to report the incident to the police but the man who witnessed it all told me I would be wasting my time because the police won’t do anything to the boys,
” she said.
The boys who attacked Mrs. Wilson are popularly called “Skolombo Boys”, a name residents of the Nigerian city claim was derived from a Jamaican slang, “Skolo,” meaning, “to obtain.”
 
An unlucky victim
While Mrs. Wilson was lucky to get away alive, losing her phone, money, jewellery and getting a slight cut on her finger, a pregnant mother, Emilia Etim, died after her ordeal.
Popularly called Nne, the 33-year-old lived along Edgerly Street, Calabar South Local Government Area.
A witness, Usoro Akpanika, said Mrs. Etim had, at about 7 p.m. on a day in March 2015, gone to buy foodstuff at a shop near her home when members of the dreaded gang apprehended her.
 
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“We were around on the day the boys stormed our area and met Nne on her way to buy foodstuff to prepare the evening meal,” Mr. Akpanika recounted.
“Numbering about eight, the boys surrounded her and demanded she surrender her money and phone but she resisted.
“Before one could count three, a member of the gang, who looked not older than 10, pulled a knife and stabbed the woman on the chest.”

 
Apparently overwhelmed by the fatal cut, Mr. Akpanika said the woman shouted as she collapsed.
It was Nne’s cry that attracted many residents and caused youth in the neighbourhood to confront the gangsters, who seemed to have gone unchallenged before then, while they terrorized the community.
Seven of the gang members reportedly escaped but one was caught, beaten to a pulp and set ablaze by a mob of local youth. When we visited Nne’s compound, the place was deserted.
Residents and visitors shared bitter stories about the ruthless gang.
A resident of Calabar South, where the street gang is said to have begun, said the name, “Skolombo” was first used after members of the bloody gang, consisting of street boys and girls, numbering over 30, robbed a busy filling station in the area in 2014.
 
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“It was like a thriller movie,” the resident said. “Over 30 street boys and girls swooped on the filling station in a commando style, shot sporadically into the air and within minutes, collected all the sales proceeds from the cashiers.”

 
After successfully robbing the station, the source said the leader of the gang, whose face was masked, fired into the air and shouted, “Skolombo” and the gang members responded, “obtain by force,” and they disappeared just as they came.


Posted: at 4-03-2016 03:50 PM (4 years ago) | Hero
- BournIdentity at 4-03-2016 03:53 PM (4 years ago)
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I saw
Posted: at 4-03-2016 03:53 PM (4 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- charisVEC at 4-03-2016 03:58 PM (4 years ago)
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I se..Nawaoooo..instead of nigeria to da get future leaders..we da get future Talibans,God save us oo..issokay
Posted: at 4-03-2016 03:58 PM (4 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- sandra78 at 4-03-2016 03:58 PM (4 years ago)
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Imagine what the country is turning into
Posted: at 4-03-2016 03:58 PM (4 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- okatee at 4-03-2016 04:07 PM (4 years ago)
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NO BE ONLI CALABAR OO, NA EVERYWHERE U GO OOO.
Posted: at 4-03-2016 04:07 PM (4 years ago) | Hero
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- Fran6ixfox at 4-03-2016 04:08 PM (4 years ago)
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Wow plz next
Posted: at 4-03-2016 04:08 PM (4 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- nonsovin at 4-03-2016 04:10 PM (4 years ago)
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Leaders of tomorrow....na so una go take lead???
Posted: at 4-03-2016 04:10 PM (4 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ujmaria at 4-03-2016 04:12 PM (4 years ago)
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Naija is becoming more violent as the day passes by
Posted: at 4-03-2016 04:12 PM (4 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- slimmygal at 4-03-2016 04:18 PM (4 years ago)
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Like seriously? Those kids are terrorist already at dre age, parent should always becareful of d kind of people or friends their children move with. Some of dis kids are born throway.
Posted: at 4-03-2016 04:18 PM (4 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Haso112 at 4-03-2016 04:21 PM (4 years ago)
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Dem no get MILITARY men for that side..? Awon SKOLOMBOS...
Posted: at 4-03-2016 04:21 PM (4 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- leonardi at 4-03-2016 05:00 PM (4 years ago)
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I felt I was reading a novel cos this story still be like  film for me eye
Posted: at 4-03-2016 05:00 PM (4 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Novic at 4-03-2016 05:27 PM (4 years ago)
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Na this kind of young boys go becm militant in nearest future if government dnt take quick action. imagine the age's of those boy,s that they can carry out this kind of operation and nobody was there to question them.
Posted: at 4-03-2016 05:27 PM (4 years ago) | Hero
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- botlex at 4-03-2016 05:38 PM (4 years ago)
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This country is getting worse by the day. Security agents should be able to handle this nah
Posted: at 4-03-2016 05:38 PM (4 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- dickieponga at 4-03-2016 05:54 PM (4 years ago)
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I came, I saw but didn't conquer....Catch dem young...
Posted: at 4-03-2016 05:54 PM (4 years ago) | Hero
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- raynebee at 4-03-2016 07:11 PM (4 years ago)
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what is the world turning to
Posted: at 4-03-2016 07:11 PM (4 years ago) | Hero
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- kp45 at 4-03-2016 07:13 PM (4 years ago)
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Na wa o
Posted: at 4-03-2016 07:13 PM (4 years ago) | Hero
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- Eazyatumeyi at 4-03-2016 07:24 PM (4 years ago)
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See all these toddlers, they are lucky am not in that area.
Posted: at 4-03-2016 07:24 PM (4 years ago) | Hero
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- dareper at 4-03-2016 07:37 PM (4 years ago)
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And why will the police do noting to them?
Posted: at 4-03-2016 07:37 PM (4 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Anny01 at 4-03-2016 07:57 PM (4 years ago)
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Let them enjoy while stock lasts.
What a world of lies?
Posted: at 4-03-2016 07:57 PM (4 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- gogoman at 4-03-2016 08:00 PM (4 years ago)
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complete wasted generation!!
Posted: at 4-03-2016 08:00 PM (4 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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