Nyesom Wike, the Executive Governor of Rivers State, made it clear that the state government would meet over alleged extra-judicial killings in Oyigbo.
The governor made this know during an interview with AIT on Tuesday on the crisis in Oyigbo that led to death of persons in the state.
“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, vow that the Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB), members will not be allowed henceforth to operate in the state environ.
The military is on a mission to apprehend the culprits. Troops are looking for bodies of slain soldiers.
The Rivers helmsman noted that the state was peaceful before IPOB killed six soldiers, four policemen, destroyed all the 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.
Wike stressed that the only problem with Oyigbo were the activities of IPOB not Igbo people.
The governor recalled that Rivers and South-East people have lived peacefully and intermarried for many years.
Wike, has called on the good
people of Oyigbo to assist in the security agencies to flushing out “IPOB extremists” in the state.