Gov’t vows not to tolerate cultists terrorising Rivers
Paul Obiajunwo, PortHarcourt
Some Cultists have invaded Omudioga community in Emohua local government of Rivers state killing over four persons during a suspected cult war in the area.
It was learnt that on the early hours of Tuesday, cultists stormed the community again and killed one person, burnt about three house, thereby sacking the community.
The Public Relations Officer of the Rivers State Command, DSP Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed that police have mobilized personnel in Omudioga and that one person was feared killed in Tuesday.
The Rivers State Government has vowed to deal with cultists that are terrorizing communities in the state.
The Special Adviser to Governor Nyesom Wike on Conflict Resolution, Chief Okori Abelekum, said the cultists disturbing Omudioga community in Emohua local Government Area of the state would not go scot free unless they repent and give peace a chance.
Abelekum Spoke on a 2-Day Mediation and Community Reconciliation Workshop for Community Leaders in Conflict affected communities in Port Harcourt City Local Government Area of the state.
Abelekum said the interest of Wike is to have total peace in all the communities of the state, stressing that peace and security of the state were the reasons the governor instituted the state amnesty programme.
Abelekum regretted that some hoodlums are still causing unrest in the state, noting that after the efforts and investment of in peace and security that any group of persons that causes insecurity would not be tolerated.
He said, “It was from security report I heard it. That community is in Emohua local Government Area, I will meet with the Caretaker Committee Chairman of that LGA soon.
“Emohua is in our catchment area for peace and conflict resolution and we will meet with all the leaders of the area. If all these things are happening in that community we will not tolerate it.”
However, the Director of Rivers State Conflict Management Alliance, RSCMA, Dr. Fidelis Allen, has stressed the need for communities to have capacity to be able to resolve their conflicts without to violence.
Allen, said disagreement is part human existence but warned that communities should avoid using violence to resolve conflict.