Wike blast NBA for ‘attempting’ to investigate alleged Oyigbo killings

Governor Wike insists there was nothing like extra-judicial killing in Oyigbo, Rivers.

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has slammed the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) over its attempt to investigate the alleged extra-judicial killing in Oyigbo Local Government Area of the state.

recalls that Governor Wike was accused of issuing an executive order that allegedly instigated mass killing of members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Oyigbo.

Speaking on the incident, Wike said there was nothing like extra-judicial killing in Oyigbo. He also faulted people who refused to speak about the innocent people and military personnel killed by IPOB in the area.

Reacting to the move by the NBA to probe the alleged killings, Wike challenged the judicial body to file their petition to the panel of inquiry investigating the activities of SARS in the state.

“How will the NBA, that is yet to make a formal submission to the Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by the State to probe the atrocities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), will without evidence allege extrajudicial killings in Oyigbo.”

Governor Wike made the reaction on Friday during his address at the Special Court Session to mark the beginning of 2020-2021 legal year at the State Judiciary complex, Port Harcourt.

He was accompanied by his wife, Justice Suzzette Nyesom-Wike, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State, Senator Sam Anyanwu and several other dignitaries.

Meanwhile, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council (OYC) has said that history will be unkind to Governor Wike for allegedly killing Igbo residents in Oyigbo.