The Rivers state Police command, says it has uncovered highly placed Nigerians involved in the proliferation of arms and cult related violence in the state.
Commissioner of Police in the state, Joseph Mukan who disclosed while appearing on a live radio show in Port Harcourt, however declined to reveal the names of the affected personalities.
He said investigations are still ongoing, promising that all the people involved would be arrested once the investigations have been concluded. He added that the Command under his watch is mobilizing heavily to eradicate illegal arms and ammunition in Rivers State.
“We have shifted our operation to focus on one notorious cultist, kidnapper and even armed robber who goes by the name VIP. We are on his trail and although our strategies will not be made public, we will get him.
“The issue of cultism as we rightly observed is voluntary and unfortunately, some respectable members of the society are part of these cultists.
“I cannot mention names but they have been identified and we will take drastic actions to bring them to book,” Mukan said