Cross River boils, Youths takeover Calabar-Itu Highway protesting abandoned road projects

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Cross River State on Thursday boiled as youths went on rampage protesting abandoned road projects in the state. The youths taking their protest to several locations in the state, blocked the Akwa Ibom end of the Calabar-Itu federal highway, demanding the construction of the road which contract was awarded several times by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The contractors secured the contract award but abandoned the construction of the road. It was not certain, however, whether mobilization fees or contract sums were paid to the contractors by the federal government.