The 'feud' between Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, has extended into the new year.

Amaechi, on Tuesday called on the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, to rise up to his responsibility and secure the state or resign.

Amaechi, who is also a former governor of the state, made the demand in an interview with State House correspondents after a meeting he had with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He was reacting to the killing of 21 residents of the state on their way back from New Year’s crossover service.

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"It never happened when I was governor. We (the security chiefs and myself) ensured that we didn't sleep at night. We stayed awake for the citizens to sleep. I think the governor needs to do much more than that or quit the office,” he said.

The minister said the governor needed to be more serious and stop encouraging the militant groups in the name of politics and election.

He said while the issue of the 21 residents was in the public domain, two other persons were killed in Akutoru.

He alleged that similar scenario played out in other local government areas in the state.

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