Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has directed the immediate demolition of a property allegedly acquired through crimes.
The exercise was carried out in line with the state anti-kidnapping and cultism law.
Governor Wike led some soldiers and policemen to supervise the demolition of the home and hideout of a notorious suspected cultist and kidnapper, Munachim Ihunwo in Rumuolumini community, Obio/Akpor Local Government area of the state.
The governor stated that his administration had zero tolerance for cultism and kidnapping, adding that any suspect arrested will face the full weight of the law.
He also reiterated his offer of amnesty to cultists and kidnappers, who would submit their arms to the state security agencies and commit themselves to honest living.
Wike 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 barracks 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.
“Let them submit their arms and we will give them amnesty.”
The governor declared that the state government would continue to demolish the homes and hideouts of confirmed cultists and kidnappers to serve as a deterrent to would-be cultists and kidnappers.
He commended the combined team of soldiers and policemen for effectively fighting criminals in the state.
Briefing the Governor on the process that led to the capture of the suspected notorious cult kingpin, Lieutenant Colonel AC Unaogu said that Munachim Ihunwo ran a camp with two hundred armed criminals.
He noted that the security agencies were working round the clock to locate the camp, adding that the cult kingpin and his boys were captured in their hideout which had a shrine with human skulls.
DAILY POST gathered that three police officers were killed in the early hours of today at the demolished building, popularly called Eagle Cement at Rumuorlumeni.
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