Woman loses husband, three children in Rivers killings; Wike visits scene, places N200m bounty on killers
No fewer than 14 persons returning from cross-over church service were said killed in the early hours of New Year.
A woman identified as Prophetess Comfort Ordu lost her husband and three children in the bloody attack.
Governor Wike spoke on Tuesday after he led the Rivers State Security Council on a fact finding cum sympathy visit to the families of the affected. The governor also visited the sites of the crime where he was briefed by the Nigerian Police Area Commander, Mr Mike Nwafor as well as the Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni (ONELGA) Local Government Council Caretaker Chairman, Mr Olisa Osi.
He said: “We have placed a N200million bounty for relevant information that will lead to the arrest of all those involved in this unfortunate act of violence.
“Anybody who is connected to this crime in any way will have his/her houses forfeited to the Government. This place has been peaceful before this unfortunate mayhem.
“We will not allow another case of this violence. We have mobilised the security agencies to take the battle to the perpetrators.
“You cannot shed innocent blood and go free. We are working with all the security agencies to do everything possible to arrest the perpetrators. They must pay for this”.
The governor said that the State Government will support the families in burying their loved ones. He added that the state government will also settle the medical bills of those receiving treatment at different hospitals.
“I am pained by this unfortunate mayhem . Enough is enough, Wike said.