Rivers Govt bans Igbo group meeting in Oyigbo
A planned meeting of some Igbo residents in Oyigbo Local Government Area has been banned by the Rivers State Government.
This announcement of the ban of United Igbo community’s meeting scheduled to hold at Oyigbo on Saturday, April 10, 2021 was made by the state commissioner for information and communications, Paulinus Nsirim.
According to the state government, the decision became necessary over fear that such meeting could spark fresh unrest in the area.
Nsirim said the government has directed security agencies “to ensure that the said meeting does not hold to forestall a breakdown of law and order in the area”.
In other news, WITHIN NIGERIA reported that the Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the Rivers State Police Command on Tuesday arrested eight members of the Diobu Security Services.
The Diobu Security Services, a vigilante group in Port Harcourt stated this, claiming that among those arrested were the Chief Security Officer of the Rumu-Elechi Vigilantes, Godstime Ihunwo, along with his pregnant wife, Joy, who was later released around 11pm on Tuesday.
The action of the policemen followed a petition against the outfit headed by one Prince Amatari by a leader of a sister vigilante group over alleged illegal activities.
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