SWITZERLAND, AUGUST 9 – There is jubilation in the Niger Delta city of Port Harcourt and its environs as news wafted in that the Nigerian Army has captured Bobrisky, the notorious wanted cultist after Governor Nyesom Wike placed a N30m bounty on him.
Bobrisky’s name started trending across the country on Friday morning after Wike announced a bounty of N30m for any information leading to his arrest. Many Nigerians who initially confused him with popular transexual/cross dresser, Idris Okuneye, aka Bobrisky found the story interesting and it began to trend on Twitter.
But to Wike and the people of Rivers State who have been under Bobrisky’s alleged terror, the story was not funny. Wike had on Thursday, declared war on cultists in the state and promised to give N30 million to anyone who will give useful information that will lead to the arrest of those who killed a Director with the Rivers State Government during the Choba crisis
However, on Friday, Wike disclosed during a security meeting with leaders of Rumuolumeni Community at the Government House Port Harcourt, that the Nigerian Army had captured Bobrisky.
According to him, “the Army has captured Bobrisky of Gokana. I will pay the bounty that I promised to the Nigerian Army. Anyone who generates insecurity in Rivers State, I am ready to pay any amount to ensure the arrest of that person.”
The governor appealed to community leaders to give useful information to the State Security Council on criminals in their communities for the security agencies to act frontally to reduce crime.
Wike lamented that Rumuolumeni had become one of the flashpoints in the state, where criminals use the waterway as a getaway point, urging the people to cooperate with the state government to check the activities of cult groups and insecurity in the area.
Commissioner of Police, Rivers State, Mustapha Dandaura said almost all communities have been overrun by cultists, adding that security agencies would not allow the situation to degenerate.