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Posted: Feb 22, 2016 at 5:12 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)
Daniel Abia, Port Harcourt
In a bid to stem the rising tide of insecurity in some parts of the state, the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has directed security  agencies  to clampdown on cult activities  and other violent  crimes in four local government areas  of the state. Piqued by wanton killings, Wike also announced the  suspension of the Caretaker Committee Chairmen  of Abua/Odual, Ahoada East and Ahoada West Local Government Areas  for failing  to  mobilize their  stakeholders to  attend  the  Special Security Town Hall Meeting for Orashi region.

Addressing thousands of  Rivers People at Omoku on Monday during a Special Security  Town Hall Meeting, Governor  Wike  said  the  meeting  which had in attendance  Security  Service Commanders and the Commissioner for Police was aimed at restoring peace to Ogba/ Egbema/Ndoni, ONELGA, Abua/Odual,  Ahoada East and Ahoada West Local Government Areas of the state. He said that the insecurity  in the four local government  areas  had nothing to do with  politics, pointing out  that it was a move to stem the tide of  cult-related killings in ONELGA,  kidnapping, armed robbery and communal clashes in the other three local government areas. 

According to him, nobody  will be allowed to stop the development  programmes  of the state government on the account  of  insecurity.  He charged traditional, political  and  religious  leaders to work with the  state government  and security agencies to identify  the  criminals  for the purpose  of  the restoration  of peace. He said: “Nobody is happy. I am not happy. The service Commanders are not happy. These cultists and criminals  are not from  Lagos, Kaduna  or Ebonyi.  They are indigenes of these communities  and the people  know them. Therefore,  everyone must cooperate  with the security  agencies to resolve these security  challenges.”