Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has introduced that the state authorities would meet over alleged extra-judicial killings in Oyigbo.
The governor spoke Tuesday in an AIT interview on the scenario in Oyigbo.
“The story of home to accommodate killings in Oyigbo is fake however as an additional measure, we’ve got known as for a Safety Council assembly to evaluation the safety scenario in Oyigbo”, he mentioned.
Wike restated his vow that the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra (IPOB) won’t be allowed to function within the state.
The army is on a mission to apprehend the culprits. Troops are in search of our bodies of slain troopers.
The Rivers helmsman famous that the state was peaceable earlier than IPOB killed six troopers, 4 policemen, destroyed all of the police stations and courts in Oyigbo.
“IPOB went on to assault the Hausas and I known as for the curfew when it was degenerating right into a tribal battle. All people is aware of if there may be one particular person the army doesn’t like, it’s me. However that the Military doesn’t like me doesn’t imply I shouldn’t communicate the reality. No one has criticized the Police or Military greater than me however you don’t go and kill them and count on me to inform you properly completed.
“Saying I despatched troopers to Oyigbo to kill Igbo individuals is nonsense as a result of I’ve no relationship with the Military and may’t command the Military, I can’t even command the police rather more to direct the Military. What I mentioned and nonetheless preserve is that safety businesses ought to preserve the ban on IPOB. No sane govt would sit again and encourage the type of destruction they carried out”, he mentioned.
Wike careworn that the one drawback with Oyigbo have been the actions of IPOB not Igbo individuals.
The governor recalled that Rivers and South-East individuals have lived peacefully and intermarried for a few years.
Wike appealed to Oyigbo individuals to help in flushing out “IPOB extremists” amongst them.