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We’re Under Military Siege In Rivers – Wike

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[caption id="attachment_4118" align="alignnone" width="600"]Chief Nyesom Wike (Governor of Rivers State)[/caption]

Governor of Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike, has raised the alarm over continued military and police raids in three local government areas in the state.

A statement issued yesterday by the governor’s Special Assistant on Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu, noted that the military siege is coming ahead of the re-run elections in the state, adding that the communities had come under “politically motivated vicious attacks which have left in their trail, tales of deaths, blood, destruction and open intimidation.”

The statement read, “One recurring decimal in these three deadly invasions is the fact that one Major Mustapha features in all of them. Major Mustapha, a Pro-APC (All Progressives Congress) military officer, was the Rivers State APC star witness during the hearing of election petitions in Abuja.

“At Asari-Toru LGA on 6th January, 2016, Major Mustapha and his team of dare-devil soldiers and mobile policemen invaded the residence of the Caretaker Council Chairman, Sobomabo Jackrich, destroying his homes and valuables before killing about five youths. They also abducted 50 youths and women who were taken to Port Harcourt.

“The same scenario played out in Bua Yeghe in Gokana LGA where Major Mustapha and his illegal politically-motivated squad attacked the home of Chief Solomon Ndigbara, a former Niger Delta agitator. They burnt his home, before abducting his wife and 70 other youths. The Major Mustapha illegal squad also attacked the home of Chief Ndigbara in Port Harcourt, damaging the facility.

“On 13th January 13, 2016 the soldiers and mobile policemen were at ONELGA were they unleashed mayhem on lives and property. The residents of the area are still counting their losses.”

He alleged that in all the operations, police and military operatives were accompanied by known APC political thugs and militants who acted as identity operatives.

“These APC agents who were embedded in these illegal operations were kitted with security uniforms. Despite these security costumes, they were identified by locals.

“This level of political desperation is unknown to the nation’s democratic history. No authority had in the past handed security platforms to political thugs and associates to unleash untold mayhem and deaths on law abiding citizens.”

Wike however expressed optimism that despite the spate of invasions and intimidation, the state remained the domain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

“But one thing is clear: this resort to intimidation and destruction will not improve the lack luster fortune of the Rivers APC. If anything, it has further depleted the party’s miserable five per cent.

“The immediate past governor of Rivers State and leader of Rivers State APC, Mr. Chibuike Amaechi, squandered N3 trillion that accrued to the state under his watch leaving the people impoverished and angry. That unconscionable act will not be forgotten simply because APC has authorised Major Mustapha to kill innocent people,” he maintained.We’re Under Military Siege In Rivers – Wike

Governor of Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike, has raised the alarm over continued military and police raids in three local government areas in the state.

A statement issued yesterday by the governor’s Special Assistant on Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu, noted that the military siege is coming ahead of the re-run elections in the state, adding that the communities had come under “politically motivated vicious attacks which have left in their trail, tales of deaths, blood, destruction and open intimidation.”

The statement read, “One recurring decimal in these three deadly invasions is the fact that one Major Mustapha features in all of them. Major Mustapha, a Pro-APC (All Progressives Congress) military officer, was the Rivers State APC star witness during the hearing of election petitions in Abuja.

“At Asari-Toru LGA on 6th January, 2016, Major Mustapha and his team of dare-devil soldiers and mobile policemen invaded the residence of the Caretaker Council Chairman, Sobomabo Jackrich, destroying his homes and valuables before killing about five youths. They also abducted 50 youths and women who were taken to Port Harcourt.

“The same scenario played out in Bua Yeghe in Gokana LGA where Major Mustapha and his illegal politically-motivated squad attacked the home of Chief Solomon Ndigbara, a former Niger Delta agitator. They burnt his home, before abducting his wife and 70 other youths. The Major Mustapha illegal squad also attacked the home of Chief Ndigbara in Port Harcourt, damaging the facility.

“On 13th January 13, 2016 the soldiers and mobile policemen were at ONELGA were they unleashed mayhem on lives and property. The residents of the area are still counting their losses.”

He alleged that in all the operations, police and military operatives were accompanied by known APC political thugs and militants who acted as identity operatives.

“These APC agents who were embedded in these illegal operations were kitted with security uniforms. Despite these security costumes, they were identified by locals.

“This level of political desperation is unknown to the nation’s democratic history. No authority had in the past handed security platforms to political thugs and associates to unleash untold mayhem and deaths on law abiding citizens.”

Wike however expressed optimism that despite the spate of invasions and intimidation, the state remained the domain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

“But one thing is clear: this resort to intimidation and destruction will not improve the lack luster fortune of the Rivers APC. If anything, it has further depleted the party’s miserable five per cent.

“The immediate past governor of Rivers State and leader of Rivers State APC, Mr. Chibuike Amaechi, squandered N3 trillion that accrued to the state under his watch leaving the people impoverished and angry. That unconscionable act will not be forgotten simply because APC has authorised Major Mustapha to kill innocent people,” he maintained.