No form of coercion can make Rivers part of secessionist agenda, Wike vows as he condoles with River police command
By Kalu Nwokoro Idika
The executive governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has commiserated with the Nigerian Police command in the State over the unfortunate loss of 7 police officers last week when some gunmen suspected to be the arm wing of the proscribed Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) launched multiple attacks in the State.
Wike while addressing officers of the command said it is sad and unfortunate that the State lost innocent Policemen to what he described as “cold blooded murderers.”
He also said that the Policemen did no wrong but were killed doing their job of protecting us. He however, donated N20 million each to the families of the officers killed by the gunmen.
Wike further reiterated that no amount of force or intimidation will make Rivers State to be part of any secessionist movement.
He said, “Today i visited the Rivers State Police Command to commiserate with the Police over the loss of Policemen in the recent weeks.
“It is sad and unfortunate that we lost innocent Policemen to cold blooded murderers. The Policemen did no wrong but were killed doing their job of protecting us.
“The State Government has decided to support the berieved families with twenty million Naira each. There is no amount of money that can be equated to life but as a state we would always identify with security personnel who lose their lives in course of doing their job.
“No form of coercion can make Rivers State part of any secessionist movement. We are committed now more than ever to give the Police all the support it needs to overcome this challenge as we are confident that at the end of the day good would triumph over evil.”