Wike Reveals more on Oyigbo Massacre, His Plan for IPOB


Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has announced that the state government would meet over alleged extra-judicial killings in Oyigbo. He clarified his stand on IPOB, revealed the damage done and the next line of action.

Governor Wike, the Rivers State governor was interviewed on AIT about the Oyigbo massacre, and the hitch with the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) members in the state. Wike shed light on the alleged massacre and why there's been so much heat on IPOB members in the state. He also stated that he does not abhor the members of the organisations but their activities. The governor also revealed that he is not in charge of the military men. He emphasized again that IPOB members will not be allowed to dwell or carry out their activities in the state. He announced that the state government will meet over the issue in Oyigbo, Rivers state.

Governor Wike stated that: “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”.

Furthermore, he explained that: “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”.

Talking about how the whole issue progressed, he pointed out that: “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. Prior to the incidence, the indigenes of Rivers and East  have married cohabited peacefully since time immemorial. 

The state was said to be calm before IPOB allegedly murdered 6 soldiers, 4 policemen, destroyed all the police stations and courts in Oyigbo.

He revealed that the military will apprehend those who are responsible for the issue and that the military are searching for bodies of murdered soldiers.


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