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Wike alleges plot to compromise security in Rivers

By Kelvin Ebiri
20 July 2016   |   3:15 am
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has alleged plot to compromise security through some police officers recently posted to the state.
Nyesom Wike

Nyesom Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has alleged plot to compromise security through some police officers recently posted to the state.

Speaking yesterday in Port Harcourt, the governor said he had officially informed the new Inspector-General of Police (IGP) of fresh postings to the state allegedly been induced by politicians to compromise security.

He told a delegation of the state chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) led by its chairman, Furo Green, during a visit that if the nation’s chief cop fails to redeploy the alleged compromised officers, he will be left with no other option than to make a state broadcast naming the said officers and the ignominious roles they had played in compromising security in the state.

Wike alleged that among those posted back to the state is a senior police officer indicted for aiding kidnappers and cultists. According to him, the said police officer has been posted back in the current attempt to manipulate the security architecture of the state.

“They are posting back security agents who have access to kidnappers. They are sending back security agents who will compromise the security of Rivers State, “ he alleged.

The governor noted that it was disheartening to discover that there was plot to politicise the security of life and property in the state so as to make political gains.

According to him: “They want to deny our people the peace we enjoy today by compromising our security network.”

Wike claimed that the officer in question was posted out of the state in March this year after the ugly roles he allegedly played during the last rerun elections.

To this end, he charged security agencies to learn a lesson from what happened in Turkey where the people stood up to defend their mandate, saying the people would always make the necessary sacrifices to ward off compromised security agents.

He added that those sent to the state by the “political interest groups to rig the forthcoming elections would receive the treatment reserved for armed robbers.”

However, Wike has introduced a financial scheme to assist private hospitals to improve their facilities and operational environment.

He said government, through a bank, has made loans available to private hospitals operating in the state, as 500 health facilities from both the rural and urban parts of the state are to be beneficiaries.

In his remarks, Green lauded the governor for setting up a scheme to assist private medical practitioners in the state.