Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has declared that the state government would frontally tackle cult-related killings in parts of the state.
Speaking in Port Harcourt on Monday when the state Council of Traditional Rulers paid him a congratulatory visit on his re-election, Wike said that his administration would take the fight to cultists.
“We will not allow these cultists who want to paint the state black continue to cause mayhem.
“We will take the fight to them. Enough is enough. These people cannot continue to kill our people,” he said.
Wike disclosed that he met with the State Security Council on Sunday night and modalities were worked out on how to rid the state of cult-related killings.
He urged the Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers to support the state government in the fight against cultism, saying that prompt information would be useful in tracking down the criminal elements.
Wike stated that he would guard the interest of Rivers State and ensure further development of the state.
“I am a total, unrepentant Rivers man. I will continue to jealously guard the interest of the state”, he said.
Earlier, the chairman of the Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers and Amayanabo of Opobo, King Douglas Dandeson Jaja, said that they were in the Government House to congratulate Wike on a deserved victory.
He thanked Wike for extending the olive branch to his opponents and urged the opponents to accept the governor’s offer.