The Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, and former APC gubernatorial aspirant for the 2015 governorship election in Rivers, Dakuku Peterside, has blamed Governor Nyesom Wike for the gruesome murder of about 21 people in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni (ONELGA) Local Government Area of the state.
The killing, which has been confirmed by the Police, took place on New Year’s day at unknown gunmen opened fire on innocent people returning from church and reportedly killed 21 of them.
In reaction, Dakuku said the killing further highlights that Nyesom Wike “lacks the capacity and competence to guarantee the safety and security of Rivers people.”
“It is unfortunate that over 1,000 persons have been killed in questionable circumstances in the last two years under his watch. He should stop playing politics with the lives of Rivers people and face governance.
“Since the governor is not rising to the occasion to show competence, we will henceforth partner with all relevant security agencies to bring peace, law, and order to ONELGA and other parts of Rivers State.
“This is indeed a sad day for the people of ONELGA and the only way we can assuage their feelings is to ensure that this does not happen again. Governor Wike can rise above his partisan politics and display the hallmark of a statesman by openly condemning this murderous act and stop at nothing to arrest the criminals,” Mr. Peterside said.