Abuja - The Rivers State Government has hit
back at the All Progressives' Congress (APC) for suggesting crimes such as
armed robbery and abductions were prevalent in the region.
The government insisted the administration of Governor
Nyesom Wike was committed to maintaining security across the state.
“Our attention has been drawn to an uncharitable and
false press statement hatched and circulated by the Rivers APC using their
media outlets in an attempt to discredit Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike’s efforts
at maintaining security across the state,” said governor’s spokesperson, Simeon
“Security remains one of the best achievements of
Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike’s administration in the last six months, as he has
through deliberate investment and strategic planning reduced the high level of
kidnapping and armed robbery he inherited from the immediate past
administration of the APC in the state.”
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Nwakaudu added that Governor Wike’s administration
through the Rivers State House of Assembly had enacted the Rivers State
Anti-kidnapping and Anti-Cultism Law with stiff penalties to offenders and
their accomplices, which had aided security agencies arrest and prosecute
suspects across the state.
“Governor Wike’s commitment to security is further exemplified
by his revival of the judiciary deliberately destroyed by the Rivers APC to
promote insecurity. Nobody is deceived by the lies of the APC,” he said.
Nwakaudu said the administration had also equipped the
police and other security agencies with 64 patrol vans fitted with
state-of-the-art communication technology to fight kidnapping, armed robbery
and other crimes and reintroduced provision of adequate logistics to the
security agencies which was stopped by the last APC administration in the state.
“It is disheartening that the APC in Rivers State has
become so desperate as to play politics with the security of the good people of
It is high time security agencies took a closer
look at the leadership of the Rivers APC as they are neck deep in unpatriotic
and subversive actions against the government and people of the state,”
- CAJ News