October 26 2020 | Radio Biafra
It is most betraying that Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State could so condescend to relabel and reinforce the concocted proscription of IPOB activities in the state on Friday 23rd October 2020 due to some covert interests.
As an educated, enlightened and intelligent lawyer, it was expected that the governor who has knowledge of political permutations and clandestine policies of Abuja-based cabals, ought to have clinically distanced himself from the antecedents of politicians who derive pleasure in victimizing and killing the same people they claim to govern.
The present stance of the governor, clearly depicts the hidden hawkish identity of a man that is out to fight his own people that are protesting against unjust governance, tagging it IPOB affair. But be that as it may, no Northern Governor, with all the mischievous, vampiric, destructive and killing activities of the Islamic Fulanis, has come out albeit publicly, to proscribe or condemn their people.
Not even the Rivers State Governor has deemed it fit to place media attack or State Government order on the clearly marauding Fulani killer herdsmen that are pillaging and killing the citizens. The reinforcement of the proscription of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), which is a globally recognized legal organization is to say the least, most treacherous.
The huge sum of fifty million naira (N50,000,000) bounty earmarked for anyone who would help provide information that will lead to the arrest of one Mr. Stanley Mgbere is ridiculous. The protesting youths in Rivers State are dying out of hunger and penury and such a colossal sum has never been staked to round up the killing and destroying Fulani Islamists in the state where the governor is constitutionally the chief security officer.
Part of the broadcasted statements read: “Accordingly, as from today 23rd October 2020, the Rivers State Government has:
(i) Outlawed IPOB from existing and or operating in Rivers State or any part thereof in line with the proscription order of the Federal Government.
(ii) No form of procession and agitation by IPOB or any of its affiliates is allowed to take place in Rivers State or any part thereof, henceforth.
(iii) Security agencies are hereby directed to stop any form of procession or agitation by IPOB in Rivers State or any part thereof and arrest and prosecute any person or group that identifies with the membership or activities of IPOB in the State.
(iv) Government will issue an executive order to strengthen and ensure the effective enforcement of these measures.
(v) I will be meeting with all leaders of youth groups and community development committees in the State on Monday 26th October 2020, to take wholistic measures to counter and stop all IPOB activities in Rivers State.
(iv) Mr. Stanley Mgbere from Onne is hereby declared wanted for leading members of the banned IPOB to cause the recent violence and destruction of lives and property in Onne, Eleme Local Government Area.
(vii) A ransom of
N50,000,000.00 will be given to any person with useful information that would lead to the arrest and prosecution of the said Mr. Stanley Mgbere.
(viii) I wish to appeal to the people of Oyigbo Local Government Area to remain calm and not to take the laws into their hands despite the intense provocation as government has the capacity to deal with the challenge and ensure the safety of lives and property in the Local Government Area”.
It is shameful that a supposed lawyer can arrogantly and blatantly come out to utter such statements to the hearing of the general public. This whole thing is really ridiculous that the hard-earned admiration, support and cooperation gained from the people over the years, are unfortunately being rubbished through the chosen crass desire to go the way of typical average Nigerian politicians. Numerous individuals from across Nigeria used to admire both his political line of thoughts and actions but believing the cheap lies about IPOB and calling an indigenous people group terrorist is a game taken too far.
People’s reactions to the unfortunate speech on Facebook tell it all. Just hope it is the same Mr. Stanley Mgbere you placed a ransom for his arrest and IPOB that are equally responsible for the shooting and destruction of lives and properties at Abuja, Lagos and other cities across Nigeria? It is okay to entirely condemn the actions of hoodlums who have taken advantage of the peaceful protests of well-meaning Nigerian youths due to the age long frustrations and brutality that Nigerian politicians orchestrated through years of maladministration.
Accusing IPOB of carrying out violence against the innocent people of Rivers State is totally misplaced. Imminent victory beckons despite the array of systemic gang ups against the freedom of the people. The civilized global community will soon come to terms with reality against all odds.
Source: The Biafra Herald
Chibuike John Nebeokike
For: Radio Biafra Media