Wike Declares War against Cultists


Ernest Chinwo in Port Harcourt

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared a total war against cultists in the state, stating that they would be rooted out and prosecuted.

The governor also announced that the State Government has acquired 4.1 hectares of land in the Government Reserved Area (GRA) to construct residential quarters for judges of the State judiciary.

Presenting 57 official Honda Accord cars to Magistrates of the State Judiciary on Thursday at the State High Court Complex, the governor said measures had been taken to fish out those responsible for cult-related violence in the state.

The governor stated that nobody would be allowed to stop the pace of projects delivery and state-wide development.

He said : “We have declared a total war on cultism. We will fish out those who sponsor cult related violence in some communities of the state.

“I have provided the required support and logistics to the security agencies to tackle these cultists. Nobody remotely involved will be spared. No cultist will go free”.

He said his administration would continue to invest in security for the protection of the residents of the state.

Further details later