The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has announced that his administration will continue its anti-cultism and anti-kidnapping war until all criminals are rooted out of the state.
According to Special Assistant to the Governor on Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu, Gov. Wike spoke on Monday July 11 after he supervised the demolition of two hideouts of suspected cultists and kidnappers at Mini-Okukwu and Mini-Ihunwo suburbs of Port Harcourt.
He also declared that an aggressive prosecution scheme for suspected cultists and kidnappers has been instituted by his administration emphasizing 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 tempo.
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.
Meanwhile, the governor also called on residents across the state to support the government and security agencies to maintain the tempo of the war on crime and criminality noting that credible information on the hideouts of suspected cultists and kidnappers will go a long way to making the state safer.