I am not fighting Igbos- Governor Wike

Nyesom Wike, Governor of Rivers State has reportedly declared that he is not at war with the Igbos but members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB. The Governor made the clarification when he played host to Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) today, Friday at the Government House, Port Harcourt. According to him, those who did not understand his actions believe he is at war with Igbos in Rivers State. “Those who don’t understand our actions are saying we are fighting the Igbo.” He alleged that IPOB members hijacked the #EndSARS protest in the state and raked havoc on public and private facilities. Justifying his recent executive order banning the group, he accused its members of killing six army officers and four policemen, burning police stations and court buildings. “I don’t support criminality. IPOB killed six army officers, four policemen, burnt police stations and court buildings. This is Rivers State. Go to Oyigbo and see the level of destruction”, he said. The Governor wondered why the group failed to channel whatever grievances they have against the Government to the right quarters but resulted to killing innocent citizens and destroying public property. He noted that Government will be forced to use meagre resources it has in rebuilding infrastructure damaged by IPOB members.

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Governor OF Lagos state visits victims of the #EndSARS protest

The Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has reacted to the shooting of End SARS protesters by the military in Lekki tollgate, Lagos sate. Shortly after the curfew was announced, the military personnel opened fire on protesters at Lekki tollgate. But, the Army in a statement on its Twitter handle said its soldiers were not at the scene. Sanwo-Olu who visited the hospitals where victims were being treated after midnight said there are currently 10 patients at the General Hospital, 11 at Reddington and 4 at Vedic, with mild to moderate levels of injuries. He explained, “This is the toughest night of our lives as forces beyond our direct control have moved to make dark notes in our history, but we will face it and come out stronger. “I’ve just concluded visits to hospitals with victims of this unfortunate shooting incident at Lekki . “It has taken me this long to make a statement because I have to prioritize the welfare of the victims of this very sad incident. “3 patients have been discharged & we will continue to monitor and ensure all patients get the best care. “As the Governor of our state, I recognize the buck stops at my table and I will work with the FG to get to the root of this unfortunate incident and stabilise all security operations to protect the lives of our residents,” he said.

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