Tony Ita-Etim, Port Harcourt
Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike of Rivers State , Thursday, swore-in the Caretaker Committee Chairmen of three Local Government Areas, with a charge to them to support ongoing security drive to rid the state of cultists.
Those sworn-in include: Hon. Gbara Erelo, Caretaker Committee Chairman (Khana Local Government Area), Hon. Monday Dum-Iye, Caretaker Committee Chairman (Gokana Local Government Area) and Hon Adonye Kelly Diri, Caretaker Committee Chairman (Opobo-Nkoro Local Government Area).
The governor said that the Caretaker Committee Chairmen have a responsibility to cooperate with security agencies to build the security architecture of their local government areas.
He noted that any of the Caretaker Committee Chairman who fails to cooperate with the security agencies will lose his appointment.
He said: “Make sure you cooperate with the security agencies to flush out cultists. We cannot allow the cultists disturb the peace and security of the state. Enough is enough “.
The governor said that he has received security reports which the security agencies will act upon as they relate to the sponsors of the cultists.
Governor Wike noted that any official of the State Government found to be connected to the cultists will be arrested and prosecuted.
The governor directed the Caretaker Committee Chairmen to ensure that the pay monthly salaries regularly.