The Rivers State Government has banned Igbos from holding a planned meeting in Oyigbo Local Government Area of the state.
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Paulinus Nsirim, the state’s Commissioner for Information and Communications, disclosed this on Friday.
Nsirim said the ban of United Igbo community’s meeting scheduled to hold at Oyigbo on April 10, 2021, became necessary, over fear that such could spark fresh unrest in the area.
The commissioner noted that the state 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.”
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In November 2020, the Nigerian army was accused of revenge killings in Oyigbo, following a clash between soldiers and suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Nyesom Wike, the state governor, denied inviting soldiers to carry out the killings.