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I support IPOB’s agitation but I won’t condone violence

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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has stated that he helps the agitation of the Indigenous Folks of Biafra (IPOB) however is in opposition to the violent actions linked to the group.

 

In an interview with Channels TV, Governor Wike stated that his drawback with IPOB began after they allegedly got here to Rivers to set ablaze authorities properties and pressure their membership on the residents of Rivers.

 

“There got here a time that IPOB was singing praises about Wike. Nnamdi Kanu was singing praises about Wike, saying he’s their son. Why? I stated to the federal authorities there’s nothing flawed with individuals agitating. What’s essential is to take heed to their agitations. What are they speaking about? Sit down with them. Discuss with them.

My drawback got here, which I can’t compromise with. They got here to my state and burnt each infrastructure, the courts and police stations. The state put cash in constructing the courts and all the things; You got here and burnt in all places. Not solely are you burning in all places, you stated we (referring to Rivers state) are a part of you. And I stated ‘no, don’t do this’. That isn’t appropriate.

I assist the agitation. I assist that there’s injustice in opposition to the south-east, whether or not anyone likes it or not. We should always sit down and talk about it. What did I do flawed?

If you end up now coming to say ‘burn all the things there (referring to Rivers). We personal all the things. I’m a governor.

I requested them a easy query — ‘do you’ll want to kill everyone in my space and burn down the infrastructure merely for me to say I’m with you?’ I stated no.”

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