The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has claimed that members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, killed 6 Soldiers, and 4 Policemen, during the EndSARS protest in the State, some weeks ago,
Governor Wike stated this when the National Leadership of the Nigerian Guild of Editors paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House, in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, on Friday.
The Rivers State Governor, said that the protest was peaceful in the State, until IPOB took the law into their own hands, saying: “I do not support criminality. IPOB killed 6 Army Officers, 4 Policemen, burnt Police Stations and court buildings.”
“This is Rivers State. Go to Oyigbo and see the level of destruction. Now the State Government will be rebuilding those facilities. Those who do not understand our actions, are saying we are fighting the Igbos. How will they allow criminals to speak for them, when there are intelligent Igbo people to speak for them?
“If they (IPOB) are aggrieved, instead of channelling it to the right quarters, they go and kill innocent people, and destroy public places (sic).”
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