Thursday, 22 October 2015

Governor Nyesom Wike warns against further pro-Biafra protests in Rivers state

River State Governor, Nyesom Wike
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has warned that his administration would not tolerate any further secessionist protests by anybody or group in the state.

The warning came as a Magistrate Court sitting in Port Harcourt on Wednesday remanded 20 persons who were arraigned by the police for participating in Tuesday’s pro-Biafra protest in Port Harcourt.

In a statement issued yesterday in Port Harcourt by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Sir Opunabo Inko-Taria, Wike said he was peeved by the Tuesday protest by people who claimed to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Port -Harcourt.

He emphasised the indivisibility of Nigeria, adding that the actions of the IPOB members were capable of stimulating chaos in the state.
“As the chief security officer of Rivers State who swore to protect lives and property, I will not tolerate actions that will lead to the breakdown of law and order in the state,” he warned.
He dissociated himself and the state from the protest and warned that the coercive legal machinery of the state would be set in motion against any group that would pierce the peace in the state.

He enjoined residents and all those transacting businesses in state to go about their lawful duties, assuring them of safety.


Credit: ThisDay

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