Rivers govt accuses FG of planning amnesty for 32 fugitive cultists

THE Rivers State Government Monday accused the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress APC and the Federal Government of sabotaging the state’s security infrastructure for the purpose of securing a cheap advantage in the 2019 election. The government alleged that the Federal Government had concluded plans to grant amnesty to the 32 killer cultist members of the slain notorious kidnap kingpin Don Waney. Making the allegation in a press briefing, the State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Barr. He further alleged that SARS had not ceased from it’s nefarious activities lamenting that such things happening at the stage where the state was recording appreciable success in the war against cultism and kidnapping constituted to a major setback and a ploy to undermine the security of Rivers State and bring to nought the enormous financial resources spent by the state on ensuring the security of lives and property. The Commissioner stated, “sadly each time we record success in the promotion of security in our state the Federal Government and her agencies take definite steps to sabotage the security of the state by instigating of some unpatriotic sons of Rivers State who are serving at the centre.”He called on the international community, civil society organisations and well-meaning Nigerians to take notice of these demonstrate acts to compromise the security of Rivers State for ungodly political gains by the APC-led Federal Government.

January 22, 2018 18:22 UTC