Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has warned Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) that his administration will not allow its attack on people in the state.
Wike in a special broadcast, said he is worried over the activities of IPOB in the state, particularly the attack by its members on members of the public.
Warning troublemakers bent on violence to stay away from the state, the governor said the hospitality and peaceful disposition of Rivers State people should not be taken for weakness.
He said that the state is capable of dealing with anyone or groups threatening the peace of the state, while opting for a dialogue, instead of violence as the best way to resolve all contending political issues.
“The Rivers State Government is seriously concerned with the recent activities of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB),particularly the attack on Nigerian citizens living in Rivers State.
“As a people we shall continue to support the unity and peaceful co-existence of all ethnic nationalities and work towards actualizing our collective aspirations for a just, inclusive and progressive nation.
“Rivers State belongs to all those who live in it. We heartily welcome any Nigerian who wishes to reside here and go about with his or her lawful businesses. Therefore, we shall not tolerate any attack by any group on other Nigerians living in Oyigbo or any other part of the State. We warn trouble makers those who are bent on causing violence on others to steer clear of Rivers territory,” the governor said.