- IPOB has been proscribed in Rivers state
- The proscribed group has been accused of fomenting trouble in the state
- Also, Wike placed a bounty one Stanley Mgbere from Onne
As violence engulfed Rivers state following widespread EndSARS protest, the governor has declared that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has been outlawed.
Governor Nyesom Wike made this known in a state-wide broadcast on Friday, October 23, in Port Harcourt, Channels TV reports.
The governor blamed the proscribed group for the recent attacks on some local government areas (LGAs), especially in Oyigbo LGA.
Also, Wike declared one Stanley Mgbere from Onne in Eleme LGA wanted. The governor consequently placed a bounty of N50 million on him.
Wike said the money will be paid to any person who can provide credible information that would lead to his arrest and prosecution.
Recall that the Rivers state Police Command said IPOB members killed two of its personnel and burned two police stations in Oyigbo LGA.
Also recall that as #EndSARS protest turns violent in different parts of Nigeria, Wikeimposed a 24-hour curfew in some areas of the state.
This was contained in a statement signed and released by Governor Wike's media aide, Kelvin Ebiri, on Tuesday, October 21.
Legit.ng gathered that Governor Wike in a state-wide broadcast today also announced that the curfew will take place in the entire Oyigbo local government area of the state.
In another development, Legit.ng had reported that in complete defiance to the 24-hour curfew imposed by Governor Hope Uzodinma Imo youths in Mbaitoli local government area have burnt down the divisional police station in Nwaoriubi.
The irate youths after attacking the station also killed not less than two soldiers who were at a checkpoint in the area.
This Day reports that the miscreant also freed all the suspects in the station and went ahead to invade the police barracks and officers' mess, having razed cars parked at the station.
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