Wike Warns Kanu, IPOB To Stay Clear Of Rivers
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has condemned the attack on the Hausa community by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB at Oyigbo Local Government area of the state.
Wike made the declaration on Friday in a broadcast following inter-ethnic disturbances in parts of the state on Tuesday.
The governor said he is concerned about the activities of IPOB members in Rivers state.
He said the state belongs to all those who live in it and that it heartily welcomes any Nigerian who resides in the state to carry out lawful business.
Wike also stressed that Rivers state is in total support of the corporate existence of the Nigerian state adding that his administration will not tolerate any attack by any group on other Nigerians living in any part of the State
“The Rivers State Government is seriously concerned with the recent activities of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB),particularly the attack on Nigerian citizens living in Rivers State.
“Rivers people fully subscribe to Nigeria’s corporate existence and its indivisibility.
“As a people we shall continue to support the unity and peaceful co-existence of all ethnic nationalities and work towards actualizing our collective aspirations for a just, inclusive and progressive nation.
“Rivers State belongs to all those who live in it. We heartily welcome any Nigerian who wishes to reside here and go about with his or her lawful businesses. Therefore, we shall not tolerate any attack by any group on other Nigerians living in Oyigbo or any other part of the State.
"We warn trouble makers those who are bent on causing violence on others to steer clear of Rivers territory.
“Nobody should take our hospitality and peaceful disposition for weakness, as we are capable of dealing decisively with any situation threatens peace and serenity in the state.
“We call on Rivers people to be vigilant and not to allow themselves to be used by anybody to foment trouble in our state" he warned.