Great Owhor, President of Ikwerre Political Forum, said the granting of amnesty to militants and cultists had reduced crime and criminality in Rivers State.Owhor spoke exclusively to thepoliticonewsnigeria in Port Harcourt on the state of affairs in Ikwerre Kingdom, hot bed of cultism and kidnapping in the state.According to him, the East-West Road, linking Bayelsa and Delta States, which was a hot spot for night marauders, kidnappers and armed robbers has seen a lull as cultists and militants have dropped their criminality for clemency.
“The amnesty programme has turned out to be a fundamental plank of Governor Wike’s government. It is one of his best policies so far, since he assumed office. I tell you. I live at Ndeli, which is in Ikwerre Kingdom and I ply that road on a regular basis. Before amnesty, the least I can venture outside my community was 6.00pm; after that, it was not safe to do so. If you do, you will be at the mercy of kidnappers and armed robbers.” He said.
“Crime is on the decline. I hope the horror days would not return. Let me say this: There will be no development if there is no security and safety of lives and property. The amnesty introduced by Wike, has mopped up illegal arms from the society. The good part is that many of our brothers and sisters have embraced the programme,” he added.