22,430 cultists surrender in Rivers

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Published on November 15, 2016 by pmnews   ·   No Comments

Some of the arms surrendered by the cultists

Some of the arms surrendered by the cultists

Rivers State government on Tuesday concluded the first phase of the state Amnesty Programme as 22, 430 cultists accepted amnesty in the state.

The government also disbanded all vigilante committees in the state with directives to the security agencies to take charge of scrutinising such committees.

Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers announced this during the submission of the report of the Rivers State Amnesty Programme by its committee in Port Harcourt.

He described the Amnesty Programme as very successful since about 22, 430 cultists accepted the amnesty.

Wike also said that for the fact that 911 assorted arms, 7661 assorted ammunitions and 147 explosives were surrendered made the programme a success and the state relatively peaceful.

He, however, said that his administration had zero…

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