Rivers Govt Bans IPOB, Locations N50m Bounty On Wished Stanley Mgbere
The Rivers State authorities has banned the Indigenous Folks of Biafra (IPOB).
Governor Nyesom Wike made the announcement in a state-wide broadcast on Friday in Port Harcourt, following reviews of violence in elements of the state.
He blamed the proscribed group for the latest assaults on some Native Authorities Areas (LGAs), particularly in Oyigbo LGA.
The governor additionally declared one Stanley Mgbere from Onne in Eleme LGA wished and positioned a bounty of N50 million on him. The cash shall be paid to any one that can present credible info that might result in his arrest and prosecution.
He promised to signal an government order to impact the proscription of IPOB within the state, including that he would meet with communities and stakeholders to make sure immediate implementation in collaboration with safety businesses.
On Wednesday, the Rivers State Police Command stated IPOB members killed two of its personnel and burned two police stations in Oyigbo LGA.
Following fears of recent mob assaults within the space, troops of the Nigerian Military and policemen have been deployed there to keep up the peace.
Regardless of the safety presence, gunshots lease the realm from Thursday evening until Friday morning, as troopers repelled the hoodlums.
A STATE-WIDE BROADCAST REINFORCING THE PROSCRIPTION OF IPOB IN RIVERS STATE BY GOVERNOR NYESOM WIKE, CON, GSSRS, POS
twenty third OCTOBER 2020.
My Expensive Good Folks of Rivers State,
The Rivers State Authorities views with critical concern the never-ending damaging actions of the outlawed Indigenous Peoples Group of Biafra (IPOB) in Rivers State.
Recall that the IPOB was categorised as a terrorist organisation by the Federal Excessive Court docket and subsequently proscribed in September 2017 by the Federal Authorities.
Nonetheless, regardless of its ban, the group has continued to function in elements of the nation, together with Rivers State in furtherance of its alien political goals.
Since its proscription, the group has carried out intermittent processions in elements of Rivers State, particularly in Oyigbo and a few infamous suburbs in Port Harcourt Native Authorities Areas.
As a rule, these unlawful processions have turn out to be common events for armed IPOB members to disturb the peace of the state by unleashing violence and destruction on lives and property at will.
The Rivers State Authorities had severally pleaded, warned and even suggested IPOB and its members to discontinue its insurrectional actions in Rivers State to no avail.
As an alternative, we have been all witnesses to but, one other orgy of violence and destruction inflicted by IPOB at Oyigbo Native Authorities Space and a few elements of Port Harcourt Metropolis Native Authorities Space on Tuesday twenty first October 2020.
This evil, depraved and audacious motion resulted within the pointless lack of scores of lives, together with troopers and cops, and the destruction of each private and non-private properties, together with police stations, courtroom buildings and enterprise premises.
Not completed, in addition they visited bodily violence on members of some focused group which, however, for the short intervention of the State Authorities and the safety businesses, would have resulted in some type of internecine massacre within the State.
Immediately, IPOB continued with its devilish and damaging actions at Rumukwurushi, Iriebe and Oyigbo in open defiance of the State Authorities’s curfew on human actions.
Safety intelligence and surveillance have revealed that IPOB has continued to develop its membership drive, holding conferences commonly, and increasing its logistical base, together with the upkeep of unlawful detention cells in Emenike and different elements of Diobu, Port Harcourt.
As a matter of reality, Oyigbo city has virtually turn out to be the group’s predominant operational base in Rivers State, from which they’ve turn out to be infamous for launching premeditated violence and terror on the State, companies and harmless residents.
As a folks, we have now turn out to be very a lot unsettled by the terrorist acts and endured the persevering with irritations, violence, destruction, and provocations of IPOB in and towards the folks of Rivers State.
We agree that Rivers State is a part of Nigeria and has all the time been a house for all Nigerians and can proceed to be as a result of that is our true character.
But it surely should even be understood that Rivers State belongs to the indigenous folks of Rivers State.
As a stranger ingredient with unusual political ideology, due to this fact, IPOB has no authorized or ethical proper to invade Rivers State or any half due to this fact at its behest, to disturb public peace, and topic lives and property to violence or risk of destruction beneath any guise.
What is obvious from this behaviour is that our love, lodging, and hospitality in direction of all are being mistaken for weak spot by the banned IPOB.
This being so, the time has come for us to sound this discover of warning that: sufficient is sufficient!!! We will not tolerate this IPOB evil monster in Rivers State. By no means.
As a Authorities, we owe our folks and all residents the duty to guard their lives, property and wellbeing and to forestall troublemakers of all shades and character from violating our collective peace, safety and pursuit of happiness.
Due to this fact, in view of the truth that IPOB has since been proscribed all through Nigeria; and having come to the agency conclusion that the actions of the banned IPOB should not simply harmful to lives and property but additionally represent clear and current risk to the existential curiosity and aspirations of Rivers State and all our folks,
We’ve got determined to bolster, implement, and implement the prevailing judicial and nationwide ban on IPOB by placing a complete and full cease to its presence and or actions in Rivers State or any half thereof.
- Accordingly, as from immediately twenty third October 2020, the Rivers State Authorities has:
(i) Outlawed IPOB from current and or working in Rivers State or any half thereof in keeping with the proscription order of the Federal Excessive Court docket and the Federal Authorities.
(ii) No type of procession and or agitation by IPOB or any of its associates is allowed to happen in Rivers State or any half thereof, henceforth.
(iii) Safety businesses are hereby directed to cease any type of procession or agitation by IPOB in Rivers State or any half thereof and arrest and prosecute any individual or group that identifies with the membership or actions of IPOB within the State;
(iv) Authorities will difficulty an government order to strengthen and make sure the efficient enforcement of those measures;
(v) I (Wike) shall be assembly with all leaders of youth teams and group growth committees within the State on Monday twenty sixth October 2020 to take wholistic measures to counter and cease all IPOB actions in Rivers State;
(vi) Mr Stanley Mgbere from Onne is hereby declared wished for main members of the banned IPOB to trigger the latest violence and destruction of lives and property in Onne in Eleme Native Authorities Space; and
(vii) A ransom of N50,000,000.00 shall be given to any individual with helpful info that might result in the arrest and prosecution of the stated Mr. Stanley Mgbere.
I (Wike) want to attraction to the folks of Oyigbo Native Authorities Space to stay calm and to not take the legal guidelines into their fingers regardless of the extraordinary provocation as authorities has the capability to cope with the problem and guarantee security of lives and property within the Native Authorities Space.
We’ll quickly perform on-the-spot inspection and evaluation of the destruction they’ve suffered and take acceptable measures to mitigate the loss and injury brought on to lives and property.
We hereby categorical our sympathies to the households of all those who have both misplaced their family members or suffered damages to their properties from the damaging acts of IPOB in our State.
Be assured that they haven’t died in useless and we are going to do every little thing inside our powers to provide all of the victims justice.
We attraction to leaders of the assorted ethnic teams resident within the State to make sure that their members respect the sensibilities of our folks and chorus from provocations and acts of hooliganism that would breach peace and safety within the State.
Lastly, I want to guarantee all Nigerians that Rivers State will proceed to be the house for all tribes as we is not going to shirk in our duty to make sure the peace, safety and happiness of all residents in Rivers State.
We can’t enable IPOB miscreants and different misguided comparable teams to threaten our collective peace, safety, and wellbeing beneath no matter guise.
Thanks and will God proceed to bless Rivers State.