Wike places N50m bounty on suspected ringleader


…Orders arrest of any Rivers resident linked to IPOB

Court declines to sack NDDC's Interim Management Committee
Governor Nyesom Wike of Cross River State.

By Egufe Yafugborhi

GOVERNOR Nyesom Wike has declared one Stanley Mgbere wanted with a N50Million bounty for his arrest for allegedly leading proscribed Indigenous Peoples Organization of Biafra (IPOB) mayhem in Onne, Eleme Local Area, Rivers state.

Wike in a Friday night broadcast also condemned perceived unwelcome criminal incursions by IPOB into Rivers, declaring the state’s resolve to put end to the development while calling for arrest of any Rivers resident linked to the proscribed group in the state.

Latest IPOB attacks from dawn of Wednesday left two police officers killed as they razed the Police Area Command, Obigbo, Afam Divisional Police Office and a court, all in Oyigbo Local Government Area (LGA) of Rivers while the attempted invasion of other police stations were repelled.

He said, “Security agencies are hereby directed to stop any form of procession or agitation…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper