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We’ll Chase Cultists, Kidnappers To Their Hideouts – Wike

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Nyesom Wike-demolitionGovernor Nyesom Wike has directed the immediate demolition of property acquired through proceeds from crimes in accordance with the state anti-kidnapping and cultism law.

This is just as he reiterated the state government’s offer of amnesty to cultists and kidnappers who submit their arms to the state security agencies and commit themselves to honest living.

Speaking in a statement signed by Simeon Nwakaudu, his Special Assistant on Electronic Media, Governor Wike, in a company of the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state, Felix Obuah, soldiers and policemen, supervised the demolition of the home and hide out of Obio/Akpor Local Government Area notorious suspected cultist and kidnapper, Munachim Ihunwo in Rumuolumini community.

He restated administration’s zero tolerance for cultism and kidnapping, warning that any suspect arrested will face the full weight of the law.

Wike noted that the arrested suspect and his boys have terrorised Obio/Akpor Local Government Area, creating insecurity in the commercial zone of the state.

He said: “The Rivers State Government has taken over the criminal hideout of these arrested cultists. After the ongoing demolition of their hideout, we will build a police station and mini barrack in this location. We have also taken over the home of the kingpin that we have also demolished.

“This is to let members of the public know that this administration is serious. We will not allow anyone to cause insecurity in this state. We will chase criminals to their hideout and recover crime”.

Speaking further, Wike said: “Let them submit their arms and we will give them amnesty”.

The governor declared that his administration will continue to demolish the homes and hideouts of confirmed cultists and kidnappers to serve as a deterrent to would-be cultists and kidnappers.

While hailing the combined team of soldiers and policemen for effectively fighting criminals in the state, the governor appealed to the people of the state to continue to cooperate with security agencies by providing relevant information that will lead to the arrest of hardened criminals.

Earlier, Lieutenant Colonel AC Unaogu briefed Gov. Wike on the operation that led to the arrest of the suspected notorious cult kingpin, disclosing that Ihunwo runs a camp with 200 armed criminals.

He said that the security agencies are working round the clock to locate the said camp.

Unaogu said that the cult kingpin and his boys were captured in their hideouts, which has a shrine with human skulls.

It was learnt that the demolished home of the cult kingpin also has a tunnel and shrine with human skulls.

Wike also directed his Special Adviser on Lands, Anugbum Onuoha to begin the process for the government to acquire the lands hitherto owned by the suspected cultists.

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Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

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Nigeria's Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

Communications minister, Isa Pantami

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has announced the loss of his 13-year-old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali.

The Minister took to his Twitter account on Monday night to announce this sad news.

Pantami stated that the funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted in Abuja on Tuesday at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2.

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The post by the minister announcing the incident reads; “Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun! My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.

“Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer In sha Allah. May Allah forgive and be merciful to her.”

 

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.

The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.

The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.

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Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.

He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

Bello Matawalle

Governor of Zamafara, Bello Matawalle has announced the release of 11 kidnapped victims.

According to reports, ten of the victims were male and a female from Bukkuyum Local Government Area.

Matawalle received the rescued kidnapped victims on Saturday night at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.

The Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Muhammed Dauran revealed that the victims were released without paying a ransom.

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He stated they were released as a result of the peace initiative and stakeholders meeting summoned by Governor Matawalle with all critical stakeholders from Bukkuyum Local Government Area on Thursday.

Governor Matawalle assured that his administration will not rest on its oars until total peace is achieved in all parts of the state.

 

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