Rivers State Governor,  Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the State Government will frontally tackle  cult-related killings in parts of the state.

Speaking at the Government House,  Port Harcourt on Monday when the Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers paid him a congratulatory visit on his re-election,  Governor Wike said that his administration will take the fight to cultists.

He said: “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 “.

Governor Wike revealed  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. 

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He urged the Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers to support the State Government in the fight against cultism, saying that prompt information  will be useful  in tracking down the criminal elements. 

Governor Wike stated  that he will jealously 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. 

Governor  Wike thanked the Traditional Rulers for the solidarity visit,  but regretted that some of them were involved in party politics,  despite  his advise that they should stay off the political terrain. 

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 Governor Wike for a well deserved victory. 

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He thanked Governor Wike for extending the olive branch of peace to his opponents and urged the opponents to accept the governor’s offer.

He lauded Rivers women for the wonderful role they played to defend votes across  the state, especially  standing firm to resist  the invasion  of Collation Centres by the Nigerian Army .

King Jaja prayed  God  to always grant Governor Wike the capacity  to lead the state in the right direction. 

Source: Simeon Nwakaudu, 

Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor,  Electronic Media. 

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