The Rivers State Governor , Nyesom Wike, has described the allegation that he ordered the army to kill Igbo people in Oyigbo as a “ politically – motivated falsehood. ”
Wike, in a television programme on Monday in Port Harcourt, said the curfew was imposed to restore calm after IPOB ’ s attack.
He said , “ The narrative that the Igbo were being killed by the military was intended to shift attention from the despicable activities of IPOB in Oyigbo .”
The governor also lamented IPOB ’ s effrontery to rename a local government in the state and hoist its flag in a public school in Komkom town .
Wike said the state government had no regret against its stance on IPOB , which he said , had already been designated a terrorist organisation by the Federal Government.
According to him , even the South – East governors had never supported the group and wondered why a governor from the Niger – Delta should tolerate it .
He revealed that security agencies , during a search of some residents in Oyigbo , saw shrines with IPOB flags and Nnamdi Kanu ’ s photographs.