Northern groups hail Wike for proscribing IPOB in Rivers State


Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers State, has been hailed for proscribing the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the state.

Mr Wike had last month declared the activities of the seccessionist movement prohibited across the state.

He said the non-violent group was truly a terrorist group, a description given to it by the federal government in conjunction with South-East state governors to outlaw it.

Commending the governor’s action is the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) who visited him today in the state in solidarity.

Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, spokesman of the CNG said they were in the State to express their profound gratitude to Wike for his leadership, sacrifice, statesmanship, and unwavering commitment deployed in protecting Northern communities from the violence and violation of their rights and dignity during the mayhem in Oyigbo, a part of the state which witnessed violence aftermath of the global protests demanding extensive police reforms.

“Similarly, we are impressed by your level of rare courage and uncompromising stance in the repudiation of the activities of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) and its fugitive leader Nnamdi Kanu in your state,” Mr Suleiman said.

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“This without doubt, is a commendable feat, because if leaders today need to hear the truth, they should be told that most of them have lost the energy and some of the courage to take responsibility in the interest of national sovereignty, national security, national peace and constitutionalism,” he added.

The governor in his response said all Nigerians must stand against injustice at all times no matter who is involved and be determined to work for the interest of the country. He further asserted that he is a true Nigerian and will continue to work for its indivisibility.