“No one can annex Rivers State”, Gov Wike Issues Warning to Secessionists
The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has made it clear that the state won’t be annexed into another republic or nation, stressing that everyone is allowed to do business and prosper in the state but none should overstep their bounds.
Secessionists under the umbrella of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), led by Nnamdi Kanu have renewed agitations for a breakaway Biafra nation from present-day Nigeria.
Taking to his Twitter handle to issue the warning, the Governor wrote:
“No one can annex Rivers State as Rivers doesn’t belong to any other place. Nobody in another State can come and tell us that we are with them.
“We are a friendly people, we allow everyone do business and prosper here but none should overstep their bounds.
“We wouldn’t take it!”
Recall that demands for the actualisation of a Biafra republic led to the 1967 to 1970 civil war.
A map of Biafra conceived and drawn at the time by the late Odumegwu Chukwuemeka Ojukwu, contained states from outside Igbo-land like Cross River, Benue, Delta, Akwa Ibom and Rivers.