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Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Photos: 22,430 cultists surrendered 8,572 arms,147 explosives as River State concludes first phase of Amnesty Programme

 Rivers State Government on Tuesday concluded the first phase of the State Amnesty Programe, with Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike disbanding all vigilante committees in all communities of the state.

The governor also directed security agencies to henceforth go after all cultists and kidnappers who refused to voluntarily accept the amnesty offer of the state government, pointing out that his administration has zero tolerance to crime and criminality.
The governor spoke at the Government House, Port Harcourt during the submission of the report of the Rivers State Amnesty Programme. The State Amnesty Committee had its membership drawn from the Nigerian Army, the Nigerian Navy , the Nigerian Police and the Department of State Services.

The governor described the State Amnesty Programme as ‘very sucessful’, noting that the fact that 22, 430 cultists accepted amnesty and surrendered 911 assorted arms with 7661 assorted ammunitions and 147 explosives has made the state relatively peaceful.
"But to show that Government is serious, I hereby disband all vigilante committees in the various communities. I direct the security agencies to make sure that we don’t have such committees except they profile their members to prove that they don’t belong to any cult groups. Initially , people felt it was a political game . I thank God almighty that we have proved our critics wrong that we are serious to ensure the security of lives and property in the state. We cannot say that we can totally eliminate crime, but that you and I can sleep very well today, unlike in the past when cultists and kidnappers had a field day."
Speaking further, the governor said:
"For those we have given the opportunity, but they refused to embrace amnesty, I direct the security agencies to go after them. The time for amnesty is over and we are going to take the war to them. Since we have given you the opportunity and you have refused to surrender, you have become enemies of the state and the state will fight to the last to make sure that criminality is reduced to the barest minimum, so that investors will continue to have confidence to invest their funds in this state
"To tell politicians that you must not politicize crime. If anybody is involved in crime, we must not reduce it to party politics. When somebody is a cultist, don’t say that that person belongs to party A, that is not fair. We have to fight crime. We have to join hands to bring lasting peace to this state."
The governor explained that the state government resolved not to monetise the amnesty programme because it wanted the cultists and kidnappers to sincerely embrace the programme. He assured all the repentant cultists and kidnappers that they will be duly rehabilitated and made to become useful to the society.
"We did not exchange money for the return of arms. It was voluntary. We said, return your arms and denounce any cult group you belong to and we will give you amnesty. All those who have not gone back to crime, be rest assured that nobody will arrest you. But if by tomorrow, you return to crime, know that amnesty does not cover you. I urge the Federal Government to give us the support we require for peace to reign in this state. Rivers State is the Treasure Base of this nation. If there is crisis in Rivers State, it will affect Nigeria and so for us as a government, we will continue to partner with Federal Government to achieve zero tolerance to crime. We will not support crime. It doesn’t matter the political divide. If you are involved, you will face the law."
Presenting the report of the State Amnesty Programme Committee, Sir Kenneth Chinda said the committee was successful because it adsopted a direct dialogue approach by establishing direct, honest, transparent and sincere contacts with leaderships of the various groups through a discreet confidence building process.
The committee called on the State Government to disband all armed community vigilance groups and also direct all communities to surrender their weapons to the relevant security agencies.

He informed the governor that a total of 22, 430 cultists and militants renounced cultism and embraced the amnesty offer, while they surrendered 911 arms, 7661 assorted ammunition and 147 explosives.

The submission of report by the Rivers State Amnesty Committee was witnessed by all the Service Commanders in Rivers State.

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34 comments:

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Good

Tobi Idowu said...

Nice
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Uju Phil said...

Story for the gods...

Chizzy Liz said...

*****************************dix number bu ndi ojoor na rivers ??????? Keekwanu ndi bu ndi ezigbo mmadu ?????????

Chizzy Liz said...

*****************************dix number bu ndi ojoor na rivers ??????? Keekwanu ndi bu ndi ezigbo mmadu ?????????

Anonymous said...

Am sure most of dose weapons where purchased, amnesty my foot. Dat is how dese cult boys raped one Corp member and d community hid dem and wen it was time for amnesty they came out, now they will not pay for dia crime. God will surely judge dem

freeborn bamislam suani ahmad zinalima said...

Good one my governor my governor wike.who gave them all these arms if not apc under mallam amechi. Hope alhaji rochas the master scammers is watching this huh? I don't know where Rochas bring the hungry hunters from imo state and their toy old guns and caterput in the name of militant eww scam no be here this is the real thing now alhaji rochas own.
THESE IS NOT MILITANTS OO MILITANTS NO DEY SURRENDER BECAUSE THEIR MISSIONS IS NOT YET OVER UNTIL HAUSAS YORUBAS AND TERRORIST BUHARI LEAVE OUR OIL WELL FOR US.



















#sad indeed

freeborn bamislam suani ahmad zinalima said...

Good one my governor my governor wike.who gave them all these arms if not apc under mallam amechi. Hope alhaji rochas the master scammers is watching this huh? I don't know where Rochas bring the hungry hunters from imo state and their toy old guns and caterput in the name of militant eww scam no be here this is the real thing now alhaji rochas own.
THESE IS NOT MILITANTS OO MILITANTS NO DEY SURRENDER BECAUSE THEIR MISSIONS IS NOT YET OVER UNTIL HAUSAS YORUBAS AND TERRORIST BUHARI LEAVE OUR OIL WELL FOR US.



















#sad indeed

Odibe Blessing said...

Wow!!!dat's good,Mr governor keep it up....but d arm plenty ooo who is even supplying dem with all deserve stuffs sef,hope no be our security personnel

Juliet Iwuno said...

Dats good! Linda take note!

FRESH said...

Weapons you & your masters bought for them? Una don taya? The monster you created,will surely consume you.Na by submitting arms? What of thousands of firearms not submitted?

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NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Give peace a chance


...merited happiness

Aliyu Adamu said...

Terrorists everywhere, may the almighty save us all

Ogenah Boris said...

Good one. Making the society better

Henry Avbuere said...

Is it 3 persons to one arm

Iphie Abraham said...

Wow! This is good







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Ogbewe Godfrey said...

Good job sir,

christie benjamin said...

OK.

ONYX linda ikeji first son GODWIN said...

Kill people, bomb everywhere, surrender , get amnesty and money from the government! Nigeria ehn

Udolisa Ugochukwu said...

why war if peace is the answer.....finally peace has taken over

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Solar said...

Na today?
You never complained when you empowered these guys for your election but now, you were shouting of insecurity.

Shame on you. I just home the militants you empowered will not consume you later.
Evil that men do leaves after them.

Vivian Reginalds said...

good
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javar10 said...

Be wise,@ least they brought out some of it, when will boohari BH incarnate submit theirs

Unknown said...

Not be only rochas dey confused, in fact wike is more confused. After given them the ammunition during campaign , he now paying them again to collect the ammunition back. i have said it that this guy (wike) is fake than being real.

Oluwaseun Daramola said...

Not be only rochas dey confused, in fact wike is more confused. After given them the ammunition during campaign , he now paying them again to collect the ammunition back. i have said it that this guy (wike) is fake than being real.

Rapport Naija said...

Chineke mooo, Chai

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livingstone chibuike said...

Wike is working

Zealking Jim said...

bomb everywhere

Anonymous said...

May be people will see reason why election in rivers state has to be inconclusive

FRESH said...

You that's wise. The Nigerian army is having cocktail with them! Read the news.

Andy de don said...

Guy keep quiet joor... I stayed at ph all these politicians are guilty. They know about the ammunition.. every street has its own cult .... Odili time it was worst, Ameachi tried to curb it... so stop pointing figures .... all of them are guilty

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