- The Rivers state government has raised an alarm concerning security in one of its communities
- Authorities in the state say members of IPOB are planning to cause mayhem in the area
- The government described IPOB members as cultists a few days after calling them, terrorists
The Rivers government has alleged that there are plans to disrupt the ongoing construction at the sandfill area in Ogbum-nu-Abali community in the state.
In a statement sent to journalists on Friday, October 30, the Rivers state commissioner of information and communications, Paulinus Nsirim warned the chiefs and youths in the area to ensure the project is not disrupted.
Part of the statement read:
“Intelligence report has revealed that the community has hired cultists suspected to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to stop Julius Berger Nigeria PLC from carrying out their contractual obligation.’’
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Recall that two days ago, Governor Wike signed an executive order to reinforce the ban on IPOB and its activities in Rivers state.
Earlier, the River governor blamed IPOB for the recent attacks on some local government areas, especially in Oyigbo, in the state.
Also, Wike declared one Stanley Mgbere from Onne in Eleme local government area wanted and 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, alleging that Mgbere is an IPOB leader.
Meanwhile, Governor Wike of Rivers announced the donation of N20 million each to families of soldiers and policemen allegedly killed by members of IPOB.
During his condolence visit to the state police headquarters where some of the families of the slain soldiers and policemen were invited, Governor Wike promised to provide the sum as compensation to each of the families.
Governor Wike also promised that the state government would rebuild the police stations that were set ablaze.
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