Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has promised to give N30 million to anyone who will give useful information that will lead to the arrest a notorious criminal called Bobrisky in Gokana Local Government Area.
He said the bounty extends to information on killers of a Director with the Rivers State Government during the Choba crisis.
The governor made the pledge on Thursday, 8th August 2019, when he handed over 40 Patrol Vans fitted with Communication Gadgets to Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS), See 4 Eye, Police Anti-Kidnapping, Police Anti-Cultism, Federal Road Safety Corps and Eagle Crime at the Government House Port Harcourt.
Governor Wike, who also banned all youth groups in Rivers because they have all been hijacked by cultists, declared that the state government was fully prepared to tackle insecurity and would do everything required to protect lives and property.
“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 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”, he said.
Wike said that the vehicles and gunboats donated to the security agencies must be deployed to secure Rivers State. He announced that the Rivers State Government would establish a Trust Fund to cater for the families of policemen who lose their lives while fighting crime.