Douglas Apam, Port Harcout
The Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike has denied directing military officers to kill igbos in Oyingbo, Lagos state.
Wike in an interview with journalists in his office stated that he have no relationship with the Army or the Police and he is not the commander in chief of the armed forces or the General Officer Commanding any military formations or divisions.
“I do not command them. They change Commissioner of Police every time. How will I begin to direct the Army that I do not give instruction?”
“I imposed curfew to restore calm. I proscribed IPOB activities anywhere in the state. Don’t forget that the Federal Government had declared them a terrorist group. It is not the entire Igbos that believes in IPOB activities.”
“I know that this is not the first time, IPOB has used Oyigbo as launching ground. The security agencies are aware. IPOB added a new dimension this time.”
He said the news that Igbos were being killed by the military is intended to shift attention from the despicable activities of IPOB in Oyigbo, which is a boundary area adjoining Abia State.
“They killed 6 Army Officers and burnt one. They killed four Police Officers. They destroyed all the Police Stations and Court Buildings. What offense did we commit as a state?” he added.