Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has stated that the state government is supporting the police and the Department of State Services, DSS, to tackle the cult-related violence in some communities in the state.
“Kidnapping is a national issue, but the reportage on the situation in Rivers State is over-blown. What we have in Rivers State is cult -related violence which the government and security agencies are resolving. Those who beheaded members of a family in Omoku have been arrested and they are cultists,”
“If any casualties occur during the cult-related violence, a particular political party claims the victim as their member. I wonder why a political party because of politics will claim cultists as their members? ”
“We are committed to protecting lives and property across the state. We are building a friendly environment for investors to come and invest in the state ” he added