Anti-Cultism War: Wike leads security agencies to demolish more hideouts

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In continuation  of  the  Anti-Cultism  War of the Rivers State Government, Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Saturday  led security  agencies  to  root out cultists and kidnappers at the Eagle Island neighbourhood of Port Harcourt.

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

One of the camp is located behind the Redeemed Church and the other camp  is known as Andoni camp.

Governor Wike announced that a police station will be built at the cultists camp behind the  Redeemed Church,  while a community  hospital while be built at the site of the demolished  Andoni camp.

Addressing journalists  after the security operation, Governor  Wike  said  that  the  entire cultists hideouts  in the area will be  demolished so that law abiding residents will 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.

He said : “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.


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