Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, yesterday when he led members of the state security council on an assessment of the community, located in Obio/Akpor Local Council Area, vowed to prosecute the perpetrators of Monday killings in Mgbuoshimini community.
The killing was caused by members of a rival cult group that lead to the death of over 15 people.
“This is most unfortunate and those involved in this dastardly act would not go scot-free. The security agencies have been empowered to go after them. Everybody should remain calm, as we are taking measures to ensure that our people are protected from such ugly attacks.”
Wike also promised to build a police station and quarters in the area to check the activities of criminals. He explained that an initial security report indicated that it was a cult-related violence and expressed concern that the perpetrators targeted innocent persons for the attack.
The governor promised to assist the families of the deceased, while urging members of the public to volunteer useful information to the security agencies.“We will not leave any stone unturned. We promise to fight the cultists to a point where they would know that Rivers State is not a safe haven for them.
“But we require the support of the public. The security agencies have given us the assurance that they would do their best. For sometime, we have had relative peace before this unfortunate incident,” he said.