Wike inaugurates Rivers State Amnesty Programme Committee

Rivers State Governor and Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) convention planning committee, Nyesom Wike.

Rivers State Governor and Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) convention planning committee, Nyesom Wike.

In a move to restore peace across all communities of Rivers State, Governor Nyesom Wike yesterday inaugurated the State Amnesty Programme Committee, which has as members, representatives drawn from the Nigerian Armed Forces, the Nigerian Police and the Department of State Services. The Special Adviser to the Governor on Amnesty, Sir Ken Chinda is the chairman.

In his inauguration speech, Wike charged the committee to interface with different cult groups so as to retrieve arms from them.

The governor also charged the committee to work out modalities to ensuring the proper integration of cultists and militants who willingly surrender.

He warned the committee members against promising repentant cultists and militants that the government will pay for arms surrendered.

The governor reiterated that the amnesty programme is not politically motivated, pointing out that it was designed to promote the security of all communities in the state.

Responding, Chinda assured the governor that they would work in line with the terms of reference outlined.



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