Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has directed security agencies in the state to arrest and prosecute anybody involved in the pro-Biafra protest that rocked parts of the state on Friday.
Pro-Biafra protesters had taken to the streets in Oyigbo area of the state, disrupting commercial activities in the area in defiance of the ban on separatist protests placed by the state government.
A statement issued by the state Commissioner for Information and Communication, Dr. Austin Tam-George, on Saturday said the state government was incensed by the protests and would prosecute those involved in it.
The statement said:
“It has come to the attention of the Rivers State government that some Biafran agitators have resorted to illegal processions, and assaulted law abiding citizens and residents of the State. Governor Nyesom Wike strongly condemns the acts of criminality perpetrated by Biafran agitators by whatever name, in the Oyigbo area of the State.
“The government has directed all security agencies in the state to arrest and prosecute all Biafran agitators who flout the ban on illegal separatist processions and demonstrations in Rivers State.” He however urged residents in the state to remain calm and law abiding.