GOVERNOR Nyesom Wike on Monday said the Indigenous People of Biafra – IPOB, cannot issue a sit-at-home order to the people of Rivers State.
IPOB had said human and vehicular movements would be restricted across the South-East on Monday to mark the 54th anniversary of Biafra.
Wike however, reemphasized that that the secessionist group had been proscribed in Rivers, saying therefore, that group could not make an order in the State.
“Rivers State is not part of South-East. Rivers State is South-South, we are in the Niger Delta. I am not saying whether the people in the South-East should not obey what IPOB has said or not. But they cannot give order to Rivers people to sit at home,” Governor Wike said on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today.’
Meanwhile, in compliance with IPOB’s instructions, economic and commercial activities came to a standstill in the South-East region of the country on Monday.