Richard Ginika Izuora
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has ordered investigation into attack on security operatives in the State, vowing to punish perpetrators.
He strongly condemned the attack that occurred along Omagwa/Isiokpo/Elele Owerri Road in Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state.
Wike described the incident as the barbaric and dastardly; even as he vowed to ensure that the perpetrators do not go scot-free.
The Governor made this known on Sunday in a statement by his Media Aide, Mr Kelvin Ebiri, in Port Harcourt.
He said: “There is no justification for such a heinous and condemnable attack targeted against innocent security personnel on legitimate duty of protecting life and property in the state.
“The Government of Rivers State is saddened by the unwarranted callous attack on security personnel. We offer our sympathies to the relatives of those who lost their lives in the attack. We condemn this heinous act, share the grief of the security agencies and convey our sincere condolences.’’
Consequently, the governor charged the security agencies to be vigilant; adding that the government and people of Rivers “are in solidarity with security agencies at this difficult times of this unwarranted and mindless violence’’.