Governor Nyesom Wike has placed a N30million cash reward on a notorious criminal, ‘ Bobrisky, ‘ who has tormented the local government area of Gokana.
During the Choba crisis, he said the bounty extends to information about a director’s killers with the Rivers State government.
Wike also banned all youth groups in Rivers, lamenting that they have all been hijacked by cultists.
Wike spoke on Thursday when he handed over 40 patrol vans fitted with communication gadgets to the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS), C4I, Police Anti-Kidnapping Unit, Police Anti-Cultism Unit, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), and Eagle Crime at the Government House, Port Harcourt.
The affected youth groups include the Ikwerre Youth Movement (IYM), Ogoni Youth Movement (OYM), Bonny Youth Assembly (BYA), and Ekpeye Youth Federation (EYF), among others.
The governor explained that his decision was in line with his administration’s resolve to tackle insecurity and do everything necessary to protect lives and property.
He announced that a Trust Fund will be established by the Rivers State Government to cater for the families of police officers who lose their life in the fight against crime.
“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”, the governor said.
Wike expressed his administration’s resolve to increase support to the security agencies because of the successes recorded by Operation Sting.
“Security organizations will arrest anyone working under a youth body from now on. Before contesting for the management of any youth body, you must send the names for screening to the DSS and Police. We’re not going to allow them to function if they’re cultists,” he said.