Rivers reinforces security at Port Harcourt prison after threat by Biafra group

Security has been reinforced at the Port Harcourt Correctional centre, as well as the various police stations over fears of possible attacks by gunmen.

This comes days after Biafra Nations League (BNL), a secessionist group in the South-South threatened to unleash mayhem on oil companies in Port Harcourt over banning of United Igbo Communities meeting by Governor Nyesom Wike.

Wike had in a statement by Paulinus Nsirim, the commissioner for information and communications banned the meeting over security reasons.

But BNL in a statement signed by its Deputy National Leader and Head of Operations, Ebuta Takon, and the Chief of Staff, Linus Essien, accused Wike of threatening Igbos from the South-East over activities of Nnamdi Kanu’s led Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

However, following the threat, the state government deployed armed police teams to the prisons while residents of the area were subjected to regular sear by the police operatives before they are allowed to pass.

Also, several police stations in the city centre were barricaded over fears that they might come under attacks by gunmen.