Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has slammed Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed group, the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, over threat comment on his life whenever he steps out of the country.
According to the governor in a statement on Monday, November 2, he is not afraid to travel out of Nigeria.
Wike boasted that hs is not like Senator Ike Ekweremadu who was embarrassed by members of the IPOB in the diaspora. He said, “I will walk around Europe or anywhere without looking back, I’m not Ekweremadu, no one can intimidate me.”
Reacting to the recent killings in Oyigbo community of the state, the governor said there is no way one would kill a police officer or army personnel and expect the force men not to retaliate.
Speaking further on the Oyigbo incident, Wike added that although he did personally invite the military to storm the community, as he is not in a mutual relationship with the force, the murder of six personnel of the army, policemen and burning of police stations were enough to call for their presence in the community.
He said, “I have never been a friend to the Nigerian Army. I did not send the military to Oyigbo. I am not loved by them. They are sponsoring propaganda against me by saying I invited the army to kill Igbo people.”
“you kill soldiers and policemen and burn down stations, do you expect them, especially the army to go away?” Wike asked.
Naija News understands that military personnel have stormed the Oyigbo Local Government Area of Rivers State for the past 10 days following the killing of some officers allegedly by IPOB members.
Meanwhile, Nnamdi Kanu had earlier accused Governor Nyesom Wike of plotting to kill arrested IPOB members in Rivers, south-south Nigeria through the help of the Nigerian Army, Naija News reports.
Source: Naija News