Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State on Saturday warned those agitating for a sovereign Republic of Biafra to steer clear of the state.
Wike also gave orders to security agencies in the state to arrest and prosecute all pro-Biafra protesters who flout the ban on illegal separatist processions and demonstrations in the state.
The warning was sequel to the threat by Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, to resume their street protests on Monday over the continued incarceration of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, by the federal government.
However, Governor Wike, in a statement issued in Port Harcourt yesterday by the state commissioner for Information and Communications, Dr. Austin Tam-George, condemned the acts of criminality perpetrated by the pro-Biafra agitators in Oyigbo local government area of the state.
The statement reads in part, “It has come to the attention of the Rivers State government that some Biafran agitators have resorted to illegal processions, and assaulted law abiding citizens and residents of the state.
“Governor Nyesom Wike strongly condemns the acts of criminality perpetrated by Biafran agitators by whatever name, in the Oyigbo area of the State.
“The government has directed all security agencies in the state to arrest and prosecute all Biafran agitators who flout the ban on illegal separatist processions and demonstrations in Rivers State.
“The government urges all residents in the State to remain calm and law abiding”.