N640m Bounty Offer For Arrest Of Cultists – Wike
Rivers State Governor, Gov. Nyesom Wike, has put a bounty of N20m each for information that could lead to the arrest of 32 cultists who were declared wanted in a state broadcast.
According to Wike, 32 cultists remain in 12 local government areas in the state and had reneged on the terms of amnesty offered them by his government.
He listed them and said he wanted all of them arrested and prosecuted by the security agencies, pledging all assistance necessary.
“Based on reliable information by the security agencies, I hereby direct them to immediately arrest and prosecute the under-mentioned persons who have either reneged on the terms of the amnesty and or refused to embrace same by continuing with cultism, kidnapping and armed robbery in the state,” the governor said.
“The Rivers State Government will pay N20 million to any person who volunteers useful information that would lead to the arrest and prosecution of any of the afore-mentioned persons. Since 2015, we have been calling for tackling security issues devoid of political considerations in Rivers State in order to achieve maximum result,’’ he added