Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has placed a bounty on two dreaded and wanted criminal gang leaders, VIP and Comasi terrorising communities Rivers.
Wike disclosed this on Tuesday when he met with leaders of Ekpeye. He however did not disclose how much bounty he placed on the gang leaders for their arrest.
According to the governor, parents were to blame for failing to inculcate moral values and discipline in their children for the prevailing social vices.
Wike pointed out that collaboration with the state government was needed to tackle the menace of kidnapping and other criminal activities in both Ahoada West and Ahoada East Local Government Areas.
“As part of measures to stamp out criminality in Ahoada West and Ahoada East LGAs, I have placed a bounty on two notorious gang leaders, VIP and Comasi operating in that axis of the State,” he said.
Wike enjoined the two Chairmen of Ahoada West and Ahoada East councils, including the traditional rulers to stop administering the area from Port Harcourt, the State capital.
He urged them to relocate to their various communities, live among their people, understand their problems, work together with their wards and solve their problem.
“Why don’t you stay at home and solve the problem at home. Each time, I see most of you in Port Harcourt. What you are looking for I do not know. You are traditional, stay at home and know what is happening and report to government,” he said.