A statement signed by Dr. Austin Tam-George, Commissioner for Information said it had come to the attention of the Rivers State government that some Biafran agitators had resorted to illegal processions, and had assaulted law abiding citizens and residents of the state.
“Governor Nyesom Wike strongly condemns the acts of criminality perpetrated by Biafran agitators by whatever name, in the Oyigbo area of the state,” he said.
He added that “The government has directed all security agencies in the state to arrest and prosecute all Biafran agitators who flout the ban on illegal separatist processions and demonstrations in Rivers State.”
The government urged all residents in the state to remain calm and law abiding.
Wike had banned further protests by the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) and the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB).
The groups have been calling for the release of Nnamdi kanu.
The Director of Biafra Radio is facing charges, including treasonable felony.
The Police in Rivers had last year arrested over 20 Biafra agitators over illegal protests in Port Harcourt.
They are currently remanded in prison custody.