Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has banned all forms of street protests in some parts of the state.

The affected areas are the Isaac Boro Park and Government House axis in Port Harcourt, the state's capital.

The ban, which took effect on Monday (today) is till further notice.

It was gathered that the ban was placed due to security concerns.

The governor took the decision following the proposed rally by some people in the state to protest the killing of Christians in the northern part of the country.


The protest was supposed to hold on Monday.

Security reports have, however, revealed that the protest may be hijacked by hoodlums who are likely to inflict violence on innocent people and cause breach of public peace and order.

The governor enjoined residents and all those transacting businesses to go about their lawful duties - assuring them of safety.

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This is not the first time the governor will be banning rallies and protests in the state.

Wike had banned members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and BiaFra Zionist Movement (BZM) from holding rallies in the state.

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