Governor of River state, Nyesom
Ezenwo Wike has declared that his
administration will continue its anti -
cultism and anti-kidnapping war
until all criminals are rooted out of
According to Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media, Gov. Wike spoke on Monday after he supervised the demolition of two hideouts of suspected cultists
and kidnappers at Mini-Okukwu and Mini-Ihunwo suburbs of Port Harcourt.
Governor Wike also announced that
an aggressive prosecution scheme
for suspected cultists and
kidnappers has been instituted by the administration. He said that
nobody will be allowed to slow
down the pace of development in
the state through criminal activities.
Governor Wike said :
"We have zero tolerance for crime and criminality. We are determined to make this state safer for residents and investors.
"Therefore, government will always take action on credible intelligence gathered by security agencies. We will root on the spots where criminals use as hideouts across the state. "
The governor said the expanse of
land reclaimed from cultists and
kidnappers in different locations in
the state points to the fact that the
government must maintain the
"We will not stop until these criminals stop disturbing our
people. We will eliminate criminality in Rivers State as we have taken steps to prosecute suspected cultists and kidnappers arrested by
security agencies ", Governor
The governor called on residents
across the state to support the state
government and security agencies to maintain the tempo of the war on
crime and criminality. He noted that
credible information on the hideouts of suspected cultists and kidnappers will go a long way to making the state safer.