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Wike leads security agents to destroy cultists hideouts

The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom  Wike,  yesterday  led security  agencies  to demolish properties owned  by cultists and kidnappers at the Eagle Island area of…

The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom  Wike,  yesterday  led security  agencies  to demolish properties owned  by cultists and kidnappers at the Eagle Island area of Port Harcourt.
The governor and the Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Foluso Adebanjo, supervised the demolition of two cultists’ camps in the area.
One of the camps is located behind the Redeemed Church and the other camp is known as Andoni camp.
Governor Wike said that a police station will be built at the cultists camp behind the  Redeemed Church,  while a community  hospital will be built at the site of the demolished  Andoni camp.
The governor  who spoke  to journalists shortly after the demolition  said  that  the  entire cultists hideouts  in the area would be demolished so that law abiding residents can 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 several suspected  cultists and kidnappers were arrested during the operation.
 

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