Nyesom Wike , the Governor of Rivers State has maintained that Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB , will not be allowed to operate in Rivers State.
NAIJA NEWS NG reports that Wike said this on Tuesday while speaking on the situation in Oyigbo during an interview with AIT .
“The story of house to house killings in Oyigbo is false but as a further measure, we have called for a Security Council meeting to review the security situation in Oyigbo”, he said.
Wike also said Rivers State was peaceful until members of the Nnamdi Kanu led IPOB killed six soldiers, four policemen and destroyed police stations and courts in Oyigbo.
“ IPOB went on to attack the Hausas and I called for the curfew when it was degenerating into a tribal conflict. Everybody knows if there is one person the military doesn’t like, it is me. But that the Army doesn’t like me doesn’t mean I shouldn’t speak the truth. Nobody has criticized the Police or Army more than me but you don’t go and kill them and expect me to tell you well done.
“Saying I sent soldiers to Oyigbo to kill Igbo people is nonsense because I have no relationship with the Army and can’t command the Army, I can’t even command the police much more to direct the Army. What I said and still maintain is that security agencies should maintain the ban on IPOB . No sane govt would sit back and encourage the kind of destruction they carried out”, he said.
The Rivers State Governor further pointed out that Rivers and South East people have been intermarrying and living together for decades in peace.