Cult members that are numbering about 2,000 who were involved in kidnappings, killings and armed robberies have embraced the amnesty declared by the Rivers State on Saturday and surrendered their weapons before members of the state Amnesty Committee in Isiokpo, in Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state.
Weapons surrendered by them included AK 47 rifles, G3, dane guns, dynamite, NATO gun and detonators.
The Chairman of the Amnesty Committee, Mr. Ken Chinda, made a short speech to encourage them not to go back to crime and warned those (Samuel Nkasiobi, aka Italian, and Okechukwu Amadi, aka Gunboat) that refused to embrace amnesty to desist from evil doing because soldier would fish out militants that refused to accept the amnesty declared by Governor Nyesom Wike.
“We are all witnesses to what some misguided youths have done in Ikwerre LGA where people are predominantly farmers. Many could not farm because the militants are living in the forest where their farms are located.”