Checkpoint Attacks: Governor Wike Orders Security Agencies to Fish Out Killers

Checkpoint Attacks: Governor Wike Orders Security Agencies to Fish Out Killers

- The attack on security operatives in Rivers state has saddened Governor Wike

- As a result of this, the governor has ordered security agencies to arrest those responsible for it

- According to Wike, there is no justification for the attacks

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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has lamented the attack on security agencies in the state.

This comes as some security operatives were killed along Omagwa/Isiokpo/Elele Owerri Road in Ikwerre LGA of the state.

As a result of this, the governor directed the security agencies to fish out those responsible for the attacks.

Checkpoint attacks: Governor Wike orders security agencies to fish out killers
Governor Nyesom Wike has directed security agencies to arrest the gunmen, who attacked and killed their personnel. Photo: @GovWike
Source: Twitter

The governor gave the order this in a statement signed by his special assistant, mend posted on his Twitter page.

According to Wike, there was no justification for the attack targeted against innocent security personnel on legitimate duty.

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The statement read in part:

“The Government of Rivers State is saddened by the unwarranted callous attack on security personnel. We offer our sympathies to the relatives of those who lost their lives in the attack.
“We condemn this heinous act, share the grief of the security agencies and convey our sincere condolences.”

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In a related development, the Abia police command said hoodlums were responsible for the Monday, April 19, attack on Uzuakoli police station located in the Bende local government area of the state.

The spokesman of the command, Godfrey Ogbonna, disclosed that the perpetrators attacked the police station with dynamites and a rocket launcher.

He said the raid on the police formation happened at about 3am. He also noted that the attack led to the destruction of the station and some vehicles parked on the premises.

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Meanwhile, had reported that armed bandits have laid siege in Zamfara state as over 100 citizens have been killed by the rampaging gunmen within the week.

At least 90 corpses have so far been buried in Zamfara while many persons remain unaccounted for after the latest round of mayhem.

The coordinated attacks began on Wednesday, April 21 in Gusau, Maradun, and Bakura local government areas of the troubled state.


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