Group Threatens to unleash mayhem in Port Harcourt
The Biafra Nations League (BNL), a secessionist group operating in the South South region has threatened to unleash mayhem on oil companies operating in Port Harcourt, the state capital.
BNL was reacting to a ban on United Igbo Community meeting in Oyigbo Local Government Area of Rivers state by Governor Nyesom Wike.
Wike had in a statement issued by Paulinus Nsirim, the Commissioner for Information and communications said the decision was for security reasons.
But the BNL warned Wike to stop threatening Southeastern Igbos merely because of activities of Nnamdi Kanu’s IPOB.
BNL issued the threat in a statement jointly signed by its Deputy National Leader and Head of Operations, BBS Media, Ebuta Akor Takon and the Chief of Staff, Linus Essien.
The group said that the recent attacks in Imo State is nothing to compare to the ones carried out by militants who are not Igbo in Rivers State some years ago.
BNL accused Wike of being sentimental against the Igbo despite being an Igbo man.
“Treating the Igbo as terrorists could give rise to real terrorism in Rivers State.
“[We) call on Wike to reverse the ban on Igbo groups to freely hold their meetings, otherwise we’ll deploy our men from Bakassi Peninsula to terrorize oil companies in Port Harcourt coastal areas,” the group’s statement said.