Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has vowed to fish out the masterminds of the killings that claimed over 10 lives in the state on Monday.
The governor gave the assurance when he led the State Security Council on an on-the-spot assessment of the community, where unknown gunmen killed 11 persons at a market in Port Harcourt.
According to Wike, he had empowered security agencies to hunt for the culprits.
“This is most unfortunate. Those involved in this dastardly act will not go scot-free. The security agencies have been empowered to go after them,” Wike said.
“Everybody should remain calm as we are talking measures to ensure that our people are protected from such ugly attacks.”
He assured families of the deceased of government’s support.
According to Wike, “We will not leave any stone unturned. We will fight the cultists to the point that they will know that Rivers state is not a safe haven for them.
“But, we require the support of the public. The security agencies have given us the assurances that they will do their best. For sometime, we have had relative peace before this unfortunate incident.”