By Jimitota Onoyume
Rivers State governor, Mr Nyesom Wike, has said that the perpetrators of Monday’s killings at Ngbuoshimini will be brought to justice.
Speaking, yesterday, when he led members of the State Security Council on an assessment tour of Ngbuoshimini community where gunmen killed 15 persons at a market, Governor Wike said that security agencies have been empowered to fish out the culprits.
He said: “This is very unfortunate. Those involved in the dastardly act will not go free. 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.”
The governor stated that initial security report indicated that it was a cult-related violence, wondering why perpetrators would unleash mayhem on innocent persons.
He said that as part of measures to forestall a recurrence, the administration will build a police station and quarters to check the activities of criminals.
The governor said that the state government will assist the families of the deceased.
Governor Wike called on members of the public to cooperate with security agencies through the supply of information to check the activities of criminals.
“We will not leave any stone unturned. We will fight the cultists to the point that they will 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 assurances that they will do their best.”