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Wike Leads Security Agencies In Manhunt For Cult Members

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Posted: Jul 3, 2016 at 6:29 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Daniel Abia

P/Harcourt – In continuation  of the  anti-cult war of the Rivers State Government, Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, on Saturday led security  agencies to  rout cult members and kidnappers at the Eagle Island neighborhood of Port Harcourt, the state capital.

The governor and the new Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Foluso Adebanjo, supervised the demolition of two deadly cult members’ camps in the area.

One of the camps is located behind the Redeemed Christian Church and the other camp is known as Andoni camp.
Governor Wike announced that a police station would be built at the camp behind the Redeemed Church, while a community hospital would be built at the site of the demolished  Andoni camp.

Addressing journalists  after the security operation, Wike  said that the hideouts in the area would be demolished so that law abiding residents would live peacefully.

He noted that the war against  cultists  and  kidnappers will be sustained to ensure that people carry out their lawful businesses  without molestation.

The governor called on residents to always avail the security  agencies the necessary information  on  the  hideouts  of criminals for action to be taken against  them.

“There will be no hideouts in the  state. This war against  cultists and kidnappers will be sustained.  We are happy  with  the results we are getting.
“We appeal to residents to continue cooperating with the  state government and security  agencies by providing the necessary information. All across the state, these joint raids are taking place and the results  are  encouraging. Rivers State is safe for business and residential purposes.”

The Rivers State Kidnap (Prohibition) Law Number 3 of 2009 as amended  by the current Rivers State House of Assembly and assented to by Governor Wike provides for additional penalties, including confiscation of assets derived from kidnapping, cultism and related crimes.

Also speaking,  the Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Mr Foluso Adebanjo said that several suspected  cultists and kidnappers were arrested during the operation. This is  the second  operation  that Governor Wike has led in the course of one week.