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Rivers Govt Cancels Igbo Meeting In Oyigbo Over Security Concerns



The Rivers State Government has cancelled a planned general meeting of Igbo groups under the auspices of the United Igbo Community (UIC) in Oyigbo Local Government Area.

The government, in a statement by Commissioner for Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim, attributed the cancellation to security reasons.

Oyigbo is still recovering from bloody attacks reportedly carried out by members of the proscribed Indigeneous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) during last year’s #EndSARS protest.

Security agencies accused IPOB of killing five soldiers, four policemen and destroying all the police formations, including the police area command headquarters in the area.

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The statement said: “Rivers State Government has cancelled the planned general meeting of the United Igbo Community scheduled for Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Oyigbo in Oyigbo Local Government Area because of security reasons.

“Security agencies have therefore been directed to ensure that the said meeting does not hold to forestall a break down of law and order.

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Hammed Tajudeen is the editor in-chief of Blaze News, holds Higher National Diploma(HND) in Mass Communication, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree.

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