Following a ban on United Igbo Community meeting in Oyigbo local government area of Rivers state by Governor Nyesom Wike, the Biafra Nations League, BNL, a secessionist group in the South South region of the country, has threatened to unleash mayhem on oil companies operating in Port Harcourt, the state capital.
Wike had in a statement by Paulinus Nsirim, the Commissioner for Information and communications the decision was for security reasons.
But the BNL warned Wike to stop threatening Southeastern Igbos merely because of activities of Nnamdi Kanu’s led Indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB.
BNL issued the threat in a statement jointly signed by its Deputy National Leader and Head of Operations, BBS Media, Ebuta Akor Takon and the Chief of Staff, Linus Essien.
The group said that the recent attacks in Imo State is nothing to compare to the ones carried out by militants who are not Igbo in Rivers State some years ago.
BNL accused Wike of being sentimental against the Igbo despite being an Igbo man.
“Treating the Igbo as terrorists could give rise to real terrorism in Rivers State,” the group’s statement said.
“[We) call on Wike to reverse the ban on Igbo groups to freely hold their meetings,otherwise we’ll deploy our men from Bakassi Peninsula to terrorize oil companies in Port Harcourt coastal areas.