- Governor Wike has signed an executive order to legally proscribe IPOB in Rivers state
- The Rivers state governor also directed security agencies and LGA chairmen to fish out any IPOB member found in their communities
- Members of the proscribed group were reportedly responsible for the deaths of some policemen and soldiers in Oyigbo local government area of the state
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has signed an executive order to reinforce the ban on Indigenous Peoples Organisation of Biafra (IPOB) and its activities in the state.
The governor announced this on Wednesday night, October 28, via a statewide broadcast, he according to the statement released through his media aide, Kelvin Ebiri.
Wike maintained that while Rivers state remains the home to all tribes and ethnic nationalities, the government is opposed to the presence and activities of the legally proscribed IPOB and whatever it stands for.
Governor Wike added that while the government appreciates the contributions from non-indigenes to the state's political, social and economic development, it will not allow any individual or group to cause violence, endanger lives and property under any guise.
The Rivers state governor reiterated that IPOB is clearly a terrorist group which existence and activities are strongly denounced even by the government and people of the south-eastern states of the country.
He said he has also directed security agencies and the chairmen of local government areas to fish out and deal with any member of IPOB found in any community in terms with the executive order and other legal instruments.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Governor Wike announced the donation of N20 million each to the families of soldiers and policemen killed recently by the IPOB members.
Five soldiers and three policemen were killed on Wednesday, October 21, in Oyigbo local area of the state.
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