The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, on Saturday, disclosed that some of the gunmen responsible for the ambushes and killing of security personnel in the State had been apprehended and would face the wrath of the law.
Wike, who made the disclosure during a state broadcast, announced the relaxation of the curfew in Obio-Akpor and Port Harcourt Local Government Areas, including the Port Harcourt International Airport from 8:30pm to 6am, beginning from Sunday.
He said the measures the State Government had undertaken so far to check the recent breaks in the state’s security by the predetermined attacks on security checkpoints and the killing of some security personnel had yielded positive results.
“Thank heavens, those responsible for the premeditated ambushes and murders of security personnel in the state have been apprehended and are now facing the bitter venom of our laws as none that is proven to be criminally liable would escape the fury and crushing impact of justice.
“We wish to reassure every citizen and resident that we are able, willing, and ready to act directly and decisively, and at any time, with the full weight of our government to forestall every security threat to our state from any person, group, or quarters.
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“Our state, our heritage is no possibility to protect it from the injurious hegemonic tendencies of strangers and ensure the peace, safety, and security of everyone,” he said.
The governor appealed to residents of the State to be willing to pass on every valuable information about those behind recent attacks, particularly their conclaves, plots, and potential assaults on security agents to the attention of the law enforcement agencies for appropriate counter actions.
“We can assure you that with such vital and credible intelligence gathering and information sharing with the government and the security agencies we have the capacity, will and the strength to overwhelm and completely rout these faceless terrorists and neutralize their threat to our God-given rights to live in peace and go about with our daily lives without any cause to fear about our safety and security in any part of our own land,” he said.
The Governor thanked residents of the Sttate for their steadfastness in the midst of the socio-economic discomforts, dislocations, and troubles caused by the proactive actions taken by the state government to safeguard the state from faceless terrorists.
By John Chukwu…
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