GOVERNOR Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has unleashed war on cultists in the state following last week’s cult clash that claimed the lives of some students of the University of Uyo.
Emmanuel who frowned at the development, called on security agencies in the state to redouble efforts to fish out the culprits involved in the recent wave of cultism and other criminal activities in the state.
The governor made the disclosure during a courtesy visit on him by the new Commissioner of Police, Mr. Zaki Ahmed at Government House, Uyo.
Expressing sadness over the resurgence of cultism activities in the state, the governor noted with dismay that undergraduates who were supposed to concentrate on their studies resort to cultism. He added that effort needs to be expedited to flush out the bad eggs as Akwa Ibom is no safe heaven for cultists.
He however, acknowledged the contribution of the security agencies in the maintenance of law and order in the state, urging them to fish out the culprits and let them face the full weight of the law.
Governor Emmanuel thanked the officers and men of the police force for their commitment to rid the society of criminals both in the metropolis and rural areas and sued for increased tempo in patrols, assuring of necessary logistics to aid their operations.
Earlier, the Commissioner of Police, Zaki Ahmed said the visit was to intimate the state chief executive of his posting to Akwa Ibom and solicit maximum cooperation to achieve the core mandate of his duties.
He thanked the governor for his peaceful disposition and partnership with the security agencies to make Akwa Ibom one of the safest states in the country and particularly praised him for the support given to the officers and men of the command to do their job.