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Cult war: Wike leads security agents to demolish suspected cultist’s house

Wike 1Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike,   yesterday led security agents  to  some cultists’  hideouts.
He also directed  the  immediate  demolition  of   a  house  in  Rumuolumini community  in  Obio/Akpor  Local Government Area, belonging to one  Ihunwo.
He said the building  was  acquired  through  crime, adding that   his administration has zero tolerance  for  kidnapping and cultism.
According to  the governor,  the demolition   of the building  was  in line  with the Anti-kidnapping and Cultism Law, pointing out that  it was also part of  his efforts  to  rid the state of cultists and kidnappers.
He reiterated his offer of amnesty  to  cultists and kidnappers  who    want to  surrender  their  arms  to  the security  agencies.
He said  anybody arrested in connection with  kidnapping and cultism would face the full weight of  the law.
The governor narrated  how  the suspected cultist (Munachim) and his  gang had  been terrorising  residents of the   local government.
He said: “The Rivers State government has taken over the  hideout  of these  arrested  cultists.  After  the  ongoing  demolition  of  their hideout,  we will  build  a  police station and  mini- barracks  in this location.”
“We have also taken over  the building  of  the kingpin, that we have  also demolished.  This is  to let members  of  the  public  know that this administration  is serious.  Let them submit their arms and we will  give them amnesty. “
According to him, the  state   government  would   continue  to  demolish  buildings and hideouts  of confirmed cultists  and kidnappers  to serve as a deterrent.
He however, commended the combined team of soldiers and policemen,  for effectively  fighting  crime  in the state.
The governor  also appealed  to the people  to continue  to  cooperate  with the  security  agencies,  by providing useful   information  that would  lead to the  arrest of criminals.
Briefing the governor  on the operation that led  to the   arrest   of  the  suspected  cultist,  Lieutenant Colonel AC Unaogu,   alleged   that  Munachim Ihunwo  operated  a camp with 200 armed criminals.
Lt Colonel Unaogu  disclosed   that the  leader  of the cult group  and members of his gang   were  arrested   in their hideout,   which  according to him, has a  shrine and  human skulls.
Meanwhile, Governor  Wike  has  directed  his  Special Adviser on Lands,  Anugbum Onuoha,  to initiate  a  process  to enable  the state  government  to  acquire  the lands belonging to the suspects.

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