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Rivers cult warfare: Wike imposes 24-hour curfew in affected areas

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Rivers cult war: Wike imposes 24-hour curfew in affected areas


Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has decried the upsurge of cult actions, violence and killings round adjoining areas of the Okoro-nodu flyover in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area.

In a broadcast Sunday night, Wike recalled that the administration repeatedly warned misguided youths that partaking in cultism is abhorrent anti-social behaviour.

He vowed that anybody who disturbs peace and safety in Rivers neighbourhoods will probably be handled.

“As a part of measures to sort out this menace, Government has imposed a 24-hour whole curfew for 2 weeks on the complete space alongside and across the Okoro-nodu flyover as much as one-kilometer radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government every day market with impact from Monday twenty third November 2020.

Wike acknowledged that no type of buying and selling, human or vehicular motion can be allowed inside the talked about restricted areas till additional discover.

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Only workers and automobiles belonging to Julius Berger Nigeria Limited are exempted from the curfew.

Wike directed safety businesses to implement strict compliance with the curfew, arrest and prosecute any individual, dealer or car that violates.

The governor warned that group leaders permitting cultism and unrest to thrive of their area can be handled as collaborators and punished.

He urged residents to report suspicious cult acts, together with gatherings and initiations in or round their neighbourhoods to regulation enforcement.

Janet Feranmi, a first-class graduate in Mass Communication. She graduated 2017. A Content Creator, lover of Dog. She writes for Daily news and also for Tropics.ng

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