Governor Nyesom Wike has signed an Executive Order proscribing the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Rivers state.
The Governor made the announcement during a state-wide broadcast in Port Harcourt on Wednesday October 28.
Wike stated that IPOB is clearly a ”terrorist group whose existence, creed, mission, and activities are strongly denounced even by the Government and people of South-East states in the country.”
The Rivers state Governor said;
“We have everything against the presence and activities of the legally proscribed and anarchic Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and whatever that group stands for in Rivers State.
“This is clearly a terrorist group whose existence, creed, mission, and activities are strongly denounced even by the Government and peoples of the South-Eastern States of the country.
“I have therefore signed the executive order to reinforce the total ban on IPOB and its activities in Rivers State or any part thereof and nothing will stop us from enforcing this ban in its entirety.”