Wike: We’ll arrest and prosecute Biafran agitators

Wike: We’ll arrest and prosecute Biafran agitators

Saturday, January 16, 2016 3:44 pm

Nyesom Wike

Nyesom Wike

Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt

Governor Nyesom Wike has directed security agencies in the state to be on the alert and arrest some Biafran agitators who have resorted to illegal procession and assaulting law abiding citizens.

This directive is contained in a late night Rivers Government announcement, signed by Dr. Austin Tam-George, the Rivers State Commissioner for Information and Communication.

According to the statement: “It has come to the attention of the Rivers State Government that some Biafran agitators have resorted to illegal processions and assaulted law abiding citizens and residents of the state.

“Governor Nyesom Wike strongly condemns the acts of criminality perpetrated by Biafran agitators by whatever name, in the Oyigbo area of the State.

“The government has directed all security agencies in the state to arrest and prosecute all Biafran agitators who flout the ban on illegal separatist processions and demonstrations in Rivers State.”

The government urged all residents in the state to remain calm and law abiding.

Wike recently banned any protest or procession by the Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB, calling for the release of the detained leader of Pro-Biafran Radio, Nnamdi Kanu, charged with treasonable felony.

Some of the over 20 Pro-Biafran agitators arrested over illegal protests in Port Harcourt last year have been remanded in Prison custody.

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