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3,000 cult members surrender weapons in Rivers State

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3,000 cult members on Friday, March 31, 2017, surrendered their weapons to the Rivers state Government.This is in accordance with the call by Governor Nyesom Wike to cultists to accept the government’s amnesty program.

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.
According to Punch, the chairman of the Committee on Amnesty, Kenneth Chinda adviced he 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.

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