Rivers State Government to build police station, barracks on Lands recovered from cultists


Determined  to  rid Rivers State of cultists and kidnappers ,  Rivers  State  Governor,  Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has  directed  the immediate demolition  of property  acquired through the crimes in line with the  state anti-kidnapping and cultism law.

Governor Wike reiterated  his offer of amnesty  to cultists and kidnappers who submit  their  arms to the state security  agencies and commit themselves  to honest living.

On Tuesday,  Governor  Wike  in company  of soldiers and policemen supervised the demolition  of the home and hideout  of Obio/Akpor  Local Government Area notorious suspected cultist and kidnapper, Munachim Ihunwo in Rumuolumini community.

The  governor  stated  that  his administration  has  zero tolerance for cultism and kidnapping.  He said any suspect arrested will face the full weight of the law.

He informed  that the arrested suspected cultist and his boys have terrorised Obio/Akpor  Local Government Area, creating  insecurity  in the  commercial  zone of  the state.

He said: “The Rivers State Government has taken over the criminal hideout  of these arrested cultists.  After  the  ongoing  demolition  of their hideout,  we will  build  a  police station and mini barracks  in this location.  We have also taken over the home of the kingpin that we have  also demolished.

“This is  to let members  of  the  public  know that this administration  is serious.  We will  not allow anyone to cause insecurity  in this state. We will chase criminals  to their hideout and recover  crime”.

Speaking further, Governor Wike said: “Let them submit  their arms and we will  give them amnesty “.

The governor  declared  that  the  state   government  will  continue  to  demolish the homes and hideouts  of confirmed cultists  and kidnappers to serve as a deterrent  to  would-be cultists and kidnappers.

He commended the combined team of soldiers and policemen for effectively  fighting criminals  in the state.

Governor Wike appealed to the people of the state  to continue  to  cooperate  with  security  agencies by providing  relevant  information  that will  lead to the  arrest of  hardened criminals.

Briefing Governor Wike  on the operation that led the operation  that led to the  capture  of  the  suspected notorious  cult kingpin, Lieutenant Colonel AC Unaogu informed that Munachim Ihunwo  runs a camp with 200 armed criminals.  He noted that the security  agencies  are working  round the clock  to  locate the  camp.

Lieutenant Colonel Unaogu said  that the  cult kingpin  and his boys were captured  in their hideout  which has a shrine with human skulls. It was learnt that the demolished  home of the cult kingpin also has a tunnel and shrine with human skulls.

Governor  Wike  directed the Special Adviser on Lands,  Anugbum Onuoha to initiate  the  process for the government  to  acquire  the lands hitherto owned by the suspected cultists. 


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