Kiss Daniel had a rough one yesterday Monday 27th December at the Christmas village in Calabar, when he finally encountered what it feels like to be among brothers from Calabar South.
‘Nditor Ekpo’ as they are popularly known, took over the environment as at 1am, shooting gun, stabbing the fun viewers and also taking valuable items from them while Kiss Daniel was on stage performing. Most of the victims who sustained Injuries where rushed to the hospital.
The rubbers later rushed to the stage to attack Kiss Daniel, on getting there, they took his belongings but it was not certain weather they got him injured but after the pandemonium, they security operatives took the musician away.
A trader who was victimised during the incident said they got to notice the presence of the robber immediately after the crowd started throwing bottles against the musician. According to her:
“It was a serious situation and I got injured. What happened was that some guys came into the village and tried to rob Kiss Daniel when he was singing, ‘Oya talk to me o mama.’
“They were throwing bottles and other things at him. Before we knew it, they brought out guns and started shooting. Some security men immediately rushed to the singer. But even with the security, the robbers rushed at him and removed his clothes and collected things from him.
“They would have killed that guy. To be honest, I don’t know how he managed to escape. You know there are several thousands of people in the Christmas village usually and the situation led to a serious pandemonium.
“They broke up everything in my shop. They took all my money. They robbed a lot of shops. Our chairs were broken. Everybody was running at the same time. It was a terrible experience.
“Several cars were vandalised. They broke the cars to steal from them. At a point, the lights went off and I thought I was going to die. As I speak with you, I have a serious cut from the incident and I want to go to a hospital to take a tetanus injections.”
When contacted, the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Jimoh Ozi-Obeh, he said it was not a robbery attack but a misunderstanding, according to him:
“There was no robbery incident in Calabar and nobody was attacked by robbers in any other part of Cross River State. What happened was that the government had initially planned to host the musician at the stadium, but the plan was changed to the Calabar Christmas Village.”
“They probably had misunderstanding with the organisers. It was the change of venue that was not properly organised,”