Governor Obiano of Anambra has broken his silence on the continued protests in the state and blockage of Niger Bridge.
His reaction is coming in the wake of the killing of 9 Indigenous People of Biafra protesters by the Joint Military Task Force in the early hours of Wednesday, December 3 when they clashed with the pro-Biafra agitators.
The governor is concerned about the violent development and has now appealed to the various groups agitating for the immediate release of Radio Biafra’s, Nnamdi Kanu to maintain the peace in the state.
“As your Governor and the Chief Security Officer of the state, I am compelled to act to avert any likely breakdown of law and order. In all situations, the preservation of human life comes first and I am determined to enforce that.”
He urged the members of IPOB and Movement for Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) to “resist any attempt by hoodlums to take advantage of the situation and destabilize any part of Anambra State.”
The governor also fired warnings to all mischief makers who might want to take advantage of the peaceful protest to cause trouble to “keep off as we will not tolerate any breach of peace under any guise or pretense.”
“I therefore wish to assure Ndi Anambra and all visitors to the state to go about their normal business peacefully as the security agencies are on top of the situation to preserve law and order,” he said.