He said it is uncharitable for a political party to play politics with the security in the state by claiming that victims of cult-related violence as their members, simply because they want to gain political mileage.
Speaking at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Wednesday, March 9 when he received the new Managing Director of Total E and P Nigerian Limited, Mr Nicholas Terraz, Governor Wike said : "We are doing everything in partnership with the security agencies to resolve the cult related security challenges in some communities in the state.
"Kidnapping is a national issue, but the reportage on the situation in Rivers State is over-blown. What we have in Rivers State is cult -related violence which the government and security agencies are resolving. Those who beheaded members of a family in Omoku have been arrested and they are cultists,"
"If any casualties occur during the cult-related violence, a particular political party claims the victim as their member. I wonder why a political party because of politics will claim cultists as their members? "
He assured business concerns in the state that his administration will continue to create a secure environment for the development of the state.
"We are committed to protecting lives and property across the state. We are building a friendly environment for investors to come and invest in the state " he added