Governor Nyesom Wike believes the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris is after his life. 

Wike said the IG has instructed the Commissioner of Police in the state to kill him.

The Nigeria Police Force has described the allegation by the governor as false.

The police spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, in a statement on Sunday, described the allegation as malicious, saying it is capable of misleading the public and causing disaffection between the NPF and the people of Rivers State.

Moshood said the governor is being guarded by no fewer than 221 policemen.

He also said that contrary to Wike’s claim, only 3 CPs and not 9 CPs have served in Rivers State since Idris assumed office.

The police spokesman said, "There was no time either recently or in the past that the Inspector-General of Police gave an order or assignment to the Commissioner of Police, Rivers State or any police officer anywhere in the country to kill Mr. Nyesom Wike, the Governor of Rivers State or directs the Commissioner of Police, Rivers State to cage the governor as alleged."