The Ex-Niger Delta agitator who is now the leader of Niger Delta Vigilante, NDV, Chief Tom Ateke has warned Pro-Biafra agitators to stay clear of Rivers State.
Ateke who spoke on Saturday through his media aide, Mr. Ifeanyi Ogbonna said it was worrisome that the Biafra agitators were using the state which he said was peaceful in their protests. This was coming as it has been reported many a time that Ateke was backing the Biafra agitators in their move for secession. The peace ambassador said that the issue of Biafra was a national issue and has nothing to do with him, a Niger Deltan. He cautioned people to desist from using his name and pictures unnecessarily in the protest and or political gains.
Ateke said there is insecurity generally, stressing it ( insecurity) should not be restricted to Rivers State alone. He said he has in several occasions arrested and handed over criminals and kidnappers over to the police.
“Biafra agitators should leave Rivers State alone. I am a law abiding citizen of the Federal Republic of this great country Nigeria. I have always prayed for peace in the country. So people should stop using my name and pictures for business gains.”
“Governor Nyesom Wike is God fearing and peace loving man and he has the interest of the people at heart. I advice the local government authorities to work with the governor in order to rid our communities of crime.
“The whole country is not stable now. The security situation even in other states is very bad and so if you check it you will see that our state, Rivers State, is very peaceful for now. The state is peaceful so people should stop using the state as head line news to fight for political gains. (Vanguard)