The Nigerian Military has intensified operation to fish out those that killed six troopers in Oyigbo Native Authorities Space of Rivers State.
The incident occurred within the aftermath of the Finish SARS protests.
The perpetrators are suspected to be members of the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra (IPOB).
Police operatives additionally misplaced their lives, whereas stations and autos had been broken.
Final Monday, Governor Nyseom Wike directed native authorities chairmen and youths to trace IPOB members.
The governor stated any council head that permits IPOB to carry processions and hoist its flag inside their area dangers sack.
“There may be one terrorist group they name IPOB. I didn’t declare them a terrorist group, the court docket; the federal authorities declared them a terrorist group. IPOB can’t use Rivers State to be a spot the place they are going to be launching assaults. In case you enable that, your future, your kids’s future is gone.
“Go to Oyigbo and see what they’ve performed. They destroyed the court docket. What did the court docket do? See the troopers they killed and burnt them. See the policemen they killed and burnt them and you then stated individuals will sit and fold their arms?”
Wike then imposed a curfew and requested safety forces to keep up peace and order.
The state authorities additionally authorized troops’ deployment to search for our bodies of the troopers and their looted weapons.
A army intelligence supply advised PRNigeria that the IPOB chief, Nnamdi Kanu, instigated the assaults on troops and different safety operatives.
The officer cited Kanu’s viral audio clip throughout the Finish SARS protest.
He stated: “We’ve all of the audio and video clips the place the chief of the proscribed terrorist group lPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, actively coordinated the assaults towards our troops, different safety personnel and harmless residents. He was even mentioning names, identities and areas to be attacked by the followers.
“In one of many audio, Kanu referred to as on his members to ambush and kill some politicians, troopers, policemen and destroy properties belonging to the federal government and high politicians.
“You possibly can hear his voice saying “Go and search for weapons and arm yourselves…construct weapons, in case you don’t have any gun assemble one, even odd catapult construct one, go and use it and destroy them. Wherever you see Sanwo-Olu you assault him, Tinubu, his lodge should be burned down. We will tolerate this!”
Kanu has dissociated himself from the assaults. He claimed authorities brokers twisted his feedback.