Wike, security expert disagree over deteriorating security in Rivers


Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt
Chief Anabs Sara-Igbe
A security expert and former officer of the Department of State Security, DSS, Chief Anabs Sara-Igbe and the Rivers state government have disagreed over the cause of the deteriorating security situation in the state.
The state had alleged that security challenges rocking Rivers state currently is artificial and instigated by the All Progressive Congress in the state.
The state government had said Governor Nyesom Wike’s administration is aware of the ongoing moves by the APC to ensure that Rivers state is ungovernable so that the effort of the administration to realize economic prosperity and infrastructural transformation for Rivers people is not achieved.
Opunabo Inko-Tariah, the special adviser to the Governor on Media and Publicity had in a statement alleged that both the secret and open actions of the APC, shows that it is obvious that the APC is seriously frustrated by the great success story of the Wike-led government and so is working frantically to ensure that the state is blackmailed as not being conducive enough, so as to scare away investors, but this will remain an effort in futility.
However, Sara-Igbe, who was the security adviser to former governor of Rivers, Peter Odili said that the poor security situation in the state was as a result massive arms that was shipped into the state before the elections which was used to arm the criminally-minded youths to do the bidding of politicians for election purposes.
The security expert said that as long as the guns were not retrieved from the youths they would use them to perpetrate crimes against defenseless persons in the state.
He refused to indict any political party for arming the youths but warned that security agents would be worse for it because they compromised during the electioneering period even when people like him raised alarm early enough in …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper