The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has signed an Executive Order that effectively proscribes the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Rivers, describing the group as a terrorist group.
Wike said that the state is against everything the group stands for, declaring this in a broadcast Wednesday.
He described the group as “a terrorist group” that is “denounced” even in the South-East.
He 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.”
Wike declared the ban on activities of members of the group in the state while lifting the imposition on movement in some parts of Rivers.