Insecurity: Cultism, kidnapping Our Most Concern – Rivers CP

Insecurity: Cultism, kidnapping Our Most Concern – Rivers CP

Paul Obiajunwo,Port Harcourt
The Rivers State Commissioner of Police, CP Musa Kimo yesterday said the most pressing issue on his list as the Rivers police boss is the worrisome issue of cultism and kidnapping. He promises to end crime in the state with the cooperation of the community leaders and the general public.
CP Kimo disclosed this in Port Harcourt when he paid a courtesy visit to the palace of the Paramount Ruler of Port Harcourt City, His Royal Majesty, Eze Victor Woluchem II, Epara Rebisi XII at Rebisi kingdom in Rivers State.
The Police Chief who assumed duty on the 2nd of September 2015 said as an officer who understands the importance of community relations and the contribution of community leaders for effective policing noted that it would be wrong if he fails to visit the palace and receive royal blessing.
He told the Monarch of Port Harcourt that Rivers State police is at the top of every situation even as he identified cultism and kidnapping in the state as their major concern that requires the assistance of everyone.
He said the recent crisis and civil disturbance in Port Harcourt caused by the protest of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) did not result to casualty and massive looting of private and state property because the Police took absolute control.
“The truth is that Cultism and kidnapping are the issues that are most pressing to us now and with cooperation of the good people of Rivers state especially the traditional rulers, elders and the youths we are going to triumph and do better for the peace of the state.
“My visit to His Royal Majesty is to seek his blessings and to be successful in my sojourn in Rivers State. We the police cannot do it alone, so we are here to present ourselves to the Monarch and abide with him. We also believe that the Monarch and his council will abide with us too.”
Responding, His Royal Majesty, Eze Victor Woluchem II, the Epara Rebisi XII who was inquisitive of the insecurity in Rivers State said he was glad when he discovered that CP Kimo is a young man who is ready to deliver on his responsibility.
The Rebisi Monarch said: “To be in the helm of affairs in Rivers state at a time like this is very challenging, when I saw you I said you are a young and energetic officer. So you will be able to carry on the affairs of the state. Port Harcourt is a homogenous city, you must be ready to fight as to achieve.
“You have been able to reduce drastically the impunity of bad behaviour in the state; at least the criminals will know that someone is on their trail. With the recent foil of major robbery by police where millions of naira was recovered, that is a feat anyone should commend.”