3,000 cult members surrender weapons, embrace Rivers amnesty program
No fewer than 3000 cultist at the weekend surrendered there weapons to government in response to appeal by the River state Governor, Nyesom Wike, according to Punch Newspaper.
The exercise, which took place in Bori, Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State, saw members of the Deebam and Icelanders cult denounce their memberships.
The chairman of the Committee on Amnesty, Kenneth Chinda adviced the youths not to go back to cultism.
Chinda also said the weapons surrendered buy the cultists were ”five AK-47 rifles, one pump action, 17 Dane guns, 20 locally made pistols, 10 AK-47 magazines, four cutlasses, two knives, three axes and five 7.62mm (NATO), 417 quantity of 7.62mm (special), 5.56mm, and four cartridges.”
In November 2016, 22, 430 cultists accepted Governor Nyesom Wike’s amnesty.
About 911 assorted arms, 7661 assorted ammunitions and 147 explosives were recovered during the exercise.