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Wike Bans Meeting Of Igbo Group In Rivers

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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has positioned a ban on a deliberate assembly of some Igbo residents within the Oyigbo Native Authorities Space of the state over fears that such a gathering may spark recent unrest within the space.

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The assembly by a gaggle often known as the United Igbo neighborhood is scheduled to be held at Oyigbo on Saturday, April 10, 2021.



Wike in an announcement signed by the Commissioner for Data and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim directed safety companies to make sure that the mentioned assembly doesn’t maintain to forestall a breakdown of legislation and order within the space.

Oyigbo LGA which shares boundary with Abia state is taken into account a stronghold of the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra (IPOB).

Wike had in October 2020 declared a 24-hour curfew in Oyigbo after a police station and different amenities had been attacked by hoodlums.

The governor claimed that Rivers received’t enable troublemakers to take the legislation into their very own arms and use the protest interval to commit anarchy.

Wike additionally declared a N50 million bounty on a pacesetter of the pro-Biafra group, Indigenous Individuals of Biafra within the state, Stanley Mgbere.

Wike accused Mgbere of “main members of the banned IPOB to trigger the current violence and destruction of lives and property in Oyigbo Native Authorities Space (of the state).”

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