All youth group within Rivers State have been proscribed henceforth, following an order by Governor Nyesom Wike.
The state governor who gave the order on Thursday when he handed over 40 patrol vans fitted with communication gadgets to the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS), noted that the move was necessary as all youth groups in the state have been hijacked by cultists.
He also added during the hand over ceremony which also witnessed the distribution of vans to See 4 Eye, Police Anti-Kidnapping Unit, Police Anti-Cultism Unit, Federal Road Safety Corps and Eagle Crime at the Government House in Port Harcourt, that the government will do everything to protect the lives and property of people in the state.
Governor Wike said; “Rivers State Government is fully prepared and will do everything required to protect lives and property. Without the protection of lives and property, there will be no governance and development.
“Anybody operating under a youth body henceforth will be arrested by security agencies. Before you contest for any youth body’s leadership, you must send the names to the DSS and Police for screening. If they are cultists, we will not allow them to operate,” he added.
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