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Banditry will not end in Nigeria since they’ve politicised security – Gov Wike

Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike of Rivers State, says, by politicising insecurity, the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Authorities plunged the safety troubled states into an unimaginable scale of banditry that won’t finish quickly.

The governor was talking when he obtained the Board of Editors of Impartial Newspapers Restricted, led by the corporate’s Managing Director and Editor- in -chief, Steve Omanufeme, at Authorities Home, Port Harcourt, on Thursday.

Governor Wike stated when Rivers skilled problems with insecurity in 2015, he ran to the Federal Authorities however moderately than providing assist, they dismissed it as politics out of hatred for the State and need to see the stay ungovernable.

“They didn’t ship particular forces to Rivers as they’re sending to different states now. They refused to assist me as a result of they didn’t need the State to be governable.

“Crime is aware of no boundary. It may be you tomorrow. If they’ve introduced out zeal to combat crime, with seriousness, and collaboration regardless of the celebration you belong to, outcome can be achieved.

He additional added: “Banditry won’t ever finish since they’ve politicised the problem of safety. I advised them don’t politicise problems with safety. They’re paying the value. No matter you sow, you’ll reap. In case you sow peace you’ll reap peace, for those who sow hassle, hassle will at all times be with you.”

The Rivers State Governor stated it’s troublesome to combat crime in conditions when cultists are arrested, individuals go to Abuja to inform the Inspector Normal of Police(IG) and the Chief of Military Employees that these arrested are their boys simply to safe their launch and allow them to off the legislation.

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Governor Wike commented on the denials trailing the $1billion Greenback withdrawn from the Extra Crude Account and stated it’s shameful {that a} authorities that’s combating corruption will condone such, permitting each the cash and the weapons to go lacking, unaccounted for.

“Now, the Nationwide Safety Adviser says the $1billion Greenback they took from our Extra Crude Account with out even paying us our 13 p.c derivation is gone. They stated they’ve not seen the weapons.

“However this one the Nationwide Safety Adviser is saying that they misquoted him. I let you know, no one is misquoting something. We’re conscious that there was no weapon.

“Even the Chief of Military Employees stated he didn’t acquire cash. So the place did the cash go ? This can be a authorities combating corruption and the press will not be speaking.”

Talking additional, Governor Wike berated the Nigeria press for dropping their energy of voice to talk reality to authority with vehemence as they did in the course of the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan.

“As regards this nation, we’re the place we’re due to you (journalists). In 2014, you have been purchased over to tug down the federal government of President Goodluck Jonathan.

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“I had advised the Commerce Union Congress (TUC) the opposite day, and requested then the place are you that you simply see issues in Nigeria getting worse; insecurity, improve in value of all the pieces and also you say nothing.

“Now, you’ll not pull down Nigeria once more as a result of it isn’t a minority man that’s in energy. The place is the voice of the individuals? The place is the voice of the journalists? Have your mouth be sealed up, dumped and you may’t discuss once more?

“Is it since you’ve seen energy larger than you? When Jonathan was in energy, he revered elementary human rights. He allowed freedom of speech.

“No person can be arrested however now, you may’t discuss due to worry that you simply’ll be arrested. That’s the state of affairs we discovered ourselves. So, after I see journalists lately, I’m simply shy. However you owe this nation rather a lot.”

Governor Wike stated if Nigeria was actually a rustic, the previous GOC of the 6 Division of the Nigeria Military in Port Harcourt would have been dismissed due to his political involvement in the course of the 2019 basic elections. In keeping with him, even the previous Chief of Military Employees was so uncovered when he lobbied the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) and tried to rig the 2019 Normal Election.

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