Rivers State government, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, in line with the proscription order of the federal government, has reinforced a ban on activities of Indigenous Peoples Organization of Biafra (IPOB) in the state.
Wike, in a state-wide broadcast said no form of procession or agitation by the group or any of its affiliates is allowed to take place henceforth.
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He explained that the government reached this firm conclusion having observed that the activities of the banned IPOB are not just dangerous to lives and property, but also constitute clear and present threat to the existential interest and aspirations of Rivers State and all her people.
Directing security agencies to stop any procession or agitation by IPOB, Wike declared one Mr. Stanley Mgbere wanted for leading members of the banned IPOB to cause the recent violence and destruction of lives and property in Oyigbo Local Government Area.
He said a ransom of N50m will be given to any person with useful information that would lead to his arrest and prosecution.