Bobrisky: Gov Wike places N30m reward on arrest of notorious criminal

Bobrisky: Gov Wike places N30m reward on arrest of notorious criminal

- Governor Wike has promised to reward anybody who has information that would lead to the arrest of Bobrisky, a notorious criminal terrorising Rivers state

- Unknown gunmen had killed a director with the state government during the crisis that happened in Choba area of the state

- Wike, however, said his government would not leave any stone unturned in protecting people's lives and property

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has promised to give N30 million to anyone who could give useful information that would lead to the arrest of those who killed a director with the state government during the Choba crisis and a notorious criminal called Bobrisky in Gokana local government area of the state.

PM news reports that Wike made the pledge on Thursday, August 8, when he handed over 40 patrol vans fitted with communication gadgets to Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS), police anti-kidnapping, police anti-cultism, federal road safety corps and eagle crime at the Government House, Port Harcourt.

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He 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.

“We are one state that has suffered neglect from the federal government in terms of support to fight insecurity. They have refused to pay back funds that we used in constructing federal projects. But that will not stop us from intervening when the need arises.”

The governor said that he resolved to increase the support to the security agencies because of the successes recorded by Operation Sting.

He regretted that cultists had taken over youth groups across the state, necessitating the proscribing all youth groups.

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Wike said that the vehicles and gunboats donated to the security agencies must be deployed to secure the state.

He announced that the state government would establish a trust fund to cater for the families of policemen who lose their lives while fighting crime.

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In his remarks, the state commissioner of police, Mustapha Dandaura, said the security agencies would use the new security vans to tackle criminals across the state.

He said since the inauguration of Operation Sting, there has been improvement in the security of lives and property in the state, adding that security agencies would continue to dislodge criminals in all parts of the state.

Meanwhile, had previously reported that all youth groups in Rivers state were proscribed by the state government over alleged hijack of the groups by cultists.

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