Rivers rejects role in execution of Biafra protesters
from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – NIGERIA’S Rivers State Government has denied involvement in the alleged transfer of so-called Biafran prisoners from the Port Harcourt Prison to Kaduna, where it is claimed they are to be executed on the orders of President Muhammadu Buhari.
It has been alleged Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike, supported the transfer and execution of the suspects arrested for campaigning for the independence of Biafra.
Oraye Franklyn, the governor’s spokesperson, said the reports were “malicious”, “mischievous” and “completely false.”
“For the avoidance of doubt, the Rivers State Government puts it on record that the contrived report is the figment of the imagination of those who concocted it,” Franklyn said.
“We also put it on record that the false report bears the trademarks of desperate opposition elements determined to stop at nothing, including the concoction of unwholesome propaganda to usurp, truncate and steal the mandate of Rivers people through every imaginable means possible, regardless of the worrying degree of irrationality and threat to our collective wellbeing, harmony and peaceful coexistence.”
Franklyn said the state government warned the sources of the report to desist forthwith from such acts as it should mobilise the necessary resources to bring them to justice irrespective of their locations anywhere in the world.
“The Rivers State government commends the good people of Rivers State and, indeed, all Nigerians for seeing through the antics of consistent losers and failed politicians seeking to derail the soaring flight of governance in Rivers State.”
Franklyn assured the general public that the Rivers State Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice, Emmanuel Chinwe Aguma, had conferred with the Controller of Port Harcourt Prisons to ascertain the veracity of the said
“He has confirmed that it is completely false.”
– CAJ News
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