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Wike Governor warns Rivers residents against violence

The Governor also warned all those planning to attack innocent residents to stay away from Rivers state.

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Governor Nyesom Wike of River State.

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Governor Nyesom Wike has warned Rivers residents against disturbing the peace of the state.

Wike also said that Rivers people believe in one Nigeria, adding that his government will not welcome any form of violence.

The Governor also warned all those planning to attack innocent residents to stay away from Rivers state.

Wike said “The Rivers State Government is seriously concerned with the recent activities of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB),particularly the attack on Nigerian citizens living in Rivers State.

 “Rivers people fully subscribe to Nigeria’s corporate existence and its indivisibility.

“As a people we shall continue to support the unity and peaceful co-existence of all ethnic nationalities and work towards actualizing our collective aspirations for a just, inclusive and progressive nation.

“Rivers State belongs to all those who live in it. We heartily welcome any Nigerian who wishes to reside here and go about with his or her lawful businesses. Therefore, we shall not tolerate any attack by any group on other Nigerians living in Oyigbo or any other part of the State. We warn trouble makers those who are bent on causing violence on others to steer clear of Rivers territory.

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“For months on end, we have been receiving reports from traumatized victims who had been robbed of theirs valuables by SARS operatives under the guise of conducting searches on the victims.”

Recently, members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) allegedly killed a police sergeant at Oyigbo Junction in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.

The incident was confirmed by the Rivers state police commissioner, Zaki Ahmed, on Wednesday, September 13, 2017.

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