I didn’t order military into Oyigbo, I only asked security agencies to fish out IPOB members – Wike

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike says he did not order the military into Oyigbo Local Government.

This comes ten days after the governor announced a 24 hours curfew in the LGA following the killing of security officers and burning of police stations in the area.

Locals have regaled gory tales of human rights abuses, killings and wanton destruction of properties in the LGA since the curfew was imposed.

Wike, who had in a statewide broadcast last week, urged security agents to fish out members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB whom he accused of being behind the killing of security agencies in the area denied ordering soldiers into the LGA.

He said he only ordered security agencies to fish out IPOB members but not soldiers.

The governor spoke during an interview in Port Harcourt on Monday.

He also denied saying that Stanley Mgbere who led a protest in Onne and who was declared wanted by his administration for leading an arson in the community is a member of IPOB.

He said Mgbere used IPOB to burn down the house of the traditional ruler in Onne.

Speaking further, he blamed his predecessor, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi for sponsoring the arson in Oyigbo because of his presidential ambition.

The governor also said that allegations that he hates Igbos are false.