The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike condemned the recent attack and killing of security operatives in Rivers State, describing it as a barbaric and dastardly act.
Wike in a statement on Sunday through his Special Assistant on Media, Kelvin Ebiri said there is no justification for the unprovoked attack on the security operatives.
Naija News earlier reported that gunmen suspected to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Saturday attacked two security checkpoints and killed about eight security operatives including soldiers, policemen, and customs officers.
Reacting to the incident, Governor Wike said the government is saddened by the attack and condoled with the families of those affected by the attack.
He said: “The Government of Rivers State is saddened by the unwarranted callous attack on security personnel. We offer our sympathies to the relatives of those who lost their lives in the attack.
“We condemn this heinous act, share the grief of the security agencies and convey our sincere condolences.”
The governor, who charged the security agencies to be vigilant, affirmed that the Government and people of Rivers State stand in solidarity with security agencies at this difficult time of this unwarranted and mindless violence.
“Wike, has, therefore, demanded that the perpetrators of the attack must be fished out and brought to justice,” the statement added.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) has condemned the attack on the country home of Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, by suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Naija News reports that three security operatives were killed when gunmen suspected to be IPOB members attacked Uzodinma’s country home in the Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State. Part of the building and cars in the compound were also torched by the assailants.
The gunmen were said to have launched the attack following the killing of its Commander, one Ikonso, by joint security operatives on Saturday morning.
The NGF in a statement titled, ‘Razing of Governor Hope Uzodinma’s Country Home – Message from Colleagues’, said the attackers constitute a small league of persons trying to harm Nigeria’s corporate existence.
The statement signed by NGF Chairman and Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, urged security agents to bring the assailants to book.
Source: Naija News