Rivers state government disarms cultists

Rivers state government disarms cultists

- Some repentant cult groups in Khana LGA of Rivers state have surrendered their arms to the government

- The cultists promise to allow peace reign in the state

- The disarmament exercise was witnessed by dignitaries from the Rivers state government

Militants surrender deadly weapons to Wike (photos)

The Rivers state government seeks to reduce cult related activities through the amnesty scheme.

The Rivers state amnesty committee has started the process of mopping up arms in Ogoni land, after a series of disarmament was done in other parts of the state.

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The exercise which was done in Bori, headquarters of Khana LGA had some cult groups coming out to submit their arms.

In attendance at the disarmament scheme was chairman of the Rivers state amnesty committee, Ken Chinda, the caretaker committee chairman of Khana LGA, Barida Augustine and other dignitaries from the Rivers state government.

NAIJ.com recalls that Rivers state has been a hot spot for cult-related activities, which has been of concern to residents of the state, especially during election periods.

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At the end of the exercise, arms and ammunition were recovered from the cultists and they promised to let peace reign in Rivers state.

Below are pictures of some the arms recovered from the cultists:

Militants surrender deadly weapons to Wike (photos)

The cultists surrendered different weapons to the government.

Militants surrender deadly weapons to Wike (photos)
Militants surrender deadly weapons to Wike (photos)

The exercise which was done in Bori, headquarters of Khana LGA.

Militants surrender deadly weapons to Wike (photos)
Militants surrender deadly weapons to Wike (photos)

The repentant cultists have promised to allow peace reign in Rivers.

Militants surrender deadly weapons to Wike (photos)
Militants surrender deadly weapons to Wike (photos)

The security situation in Rivers state has been of concern to resident.

Militants surrender deadly weapons to Wike (photos)
Militants surrender deadly weapons to Wike (photos)
Militants surrender deadly weapons to Wike (photos)

The disarmament scheme has also taken place in other parts of Rivers state.

Militants surrender deadly weapons to Wike (photos)
Militants surrender deadly weapons to Wike (photos)

Meanwhile, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state, has alleged that the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Idris Ibrahim, has given the new Commissioner of Police posted to Rivers State a mandate to get him assassinated.

NAIJ.com reports that Wike made the allegation while fielding questions from reporters on Saturday, April 8.

Asked if he was aware that Rivers State has a new Police Commissioner, Wike said: “Yes, and he told me he is going to do a professional work and I told him, ‘You, a professional work?’ You can’t be independent and can’t do a professional work.

In the NAIJ.com video below, a Nigerian begs the government to provide jobs for the citizens to prevent people from going into crime.

Source: Naij.com

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