Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers on Monday
announced the suspension of three local
government caretaker committee chairmen for
failing to attend scheduled security town hall
The governor announced the suspension at
Omoku, headquarters of Ogba/Egbema/
Ndoni council area of the state.
He listed the affected chairmen to include
those of Abua/Odual, Ahoada West and
Ahoada East council areas.
It would be recalled that the governor had
scheduled a town hall meeting following
recent cult clashes, killings and a near
breakdown of law and order in the Orashi
region of the state.
The Orashi region is made up of four area
councils of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni, Abua/
Odual, Ahoada West and Ahoada East.
The governor said that the chairmen’s
failure to attend the meeting showed that
they were insensitive to the current issues
of violence and crime that had recently
enveloped the areas.
Wike used the forum to urge security
agencies to clampdown on cult activities
and all forms of crimes in the four local
He said the meeting was to enable
government to empathise with the
communities affected by the state of
insecurity that had engulfed the area.
“It is our duty to protect the lives and
property of our people; I must tell you that
we are also prepared to do so.
“We have directed security agencies to do
the needful to ensure that calm returns to
the affected communities,’’ he added.