Reports Of Political Killings In Rivers Sponsored By Misguided Politicians – Gov Wike

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Rivers State governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has described the repeated reports of alleged political killings, before the rerun elections in the state as stories sponsored by misguided politicians.

Wike, who spoke on Monday when he granted audience to members of the House of Representatives committee on the army investigating the military invasion of Ogoni communities, said that the stories were concocted to mislead Nigerians.

The governor added that the oil rich state was peaceful, with growth in internally generated revenue, which showed that businesses were thriving and functional.

He noted that propaganda reports no longer dominate the media because they were sponsored by ill-fated politicians.

He said, “Before the rerun elections, you heard of repeated reports of alleged political killings sponsored by misguided politicians. Now that the elections are over, you no longer see such reports.

“Like every other state, we have our security challenges, but we don’t have political killings. We have cases of cult related violence, but the security agencies are tackling the issue frontally with the support of the Rivers state government.”