- Southeast governors are concerned over the recent activities of IPOB members in the region
- Due to this, governors in the geopolitical zone held a meeting with Governor Nyesom Wike in Rivers on Sunday, November 8
- Security operatives have alerted the Rivers state government of the presence of members of the proscribed group in Oyigbo area
Following the activities of some persons identified to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) threatening peace in the Southeast regions, governors from the geopolitical zone have convened a crucial meeting.
The governors, according to a report by The Nation, held the closed-door meeting at Government House in Port Harcourt, Rivers state on Sunday, November 8.
Among state leaders who attended the meeting were Governor David Umahi and Governor Nyesom Wike.
The IPOB members were tracked by security personnel who noticed their presence recently in the Oyigbo local government area of the state.
Earlier, Wike signed an executive order to reinforce the ban on 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 would not allow any individual or group to cause violence, endanger lives and property under any guise.
The Rivers state governor reiterated that IPOB was 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.
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