INDIGENOUS People of Biafra (Ipob) leader Nnamdi Kanu has warned Governor Nyesom Wike that he will be hunted for the rest of his life over the killings of his organisation’s members in Obigbo in Oyigbo Local Government Area of Rivers State.
In November last year, Ipob members clashed with security forces in Obigbo, leading to reports of about 50 people being killed. Apparently, Ipob members attacked several northerners living in the town, prompting Governor Wike to invite in the military, leading to gun battles.
Governor Wike not only outlawed Ipob in Rivers State but also imposed curfew on the entire Oyigbo Local Government Area and then placed a N50m bounty on the head of the local Ipob leader. In response, Mr Kanu then placed a bounty of double the amount on the head of Governor Wike, saying soldiers went from house to house in search of Igbos living in the area.
Human rights group rights groups, International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law, alleged that at least 50 persons were killed at Obigbo and 80 others sustained various degrees of gunshot injuries. It added that many of the protesters were also blindfolded and taken to unknown destinations.
In a tweet, Mr Kanu said: “Anyone close to Governor Wike should tell him that till the last days of his miserable life, he will be hunted down for all the atrocities he spearheaded against my people at Obigbo. He will be hunted by legions, domestically and internationally and it will be scorched-earth and fiery.”