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I prayed Nigeria will not see peace because Buhari denied Rivers State security – Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike said he prayed that Nigeria will face insecurity challenge after the Federal government refused to send security operatives when Rivers State had insecurity challenge in 2016.

The governor revealed this while speaking at the opening of the government house clinic and administrative building in Port Harcourt, the state capital, on Thursday.

Wike said Rivers State was troubled by frequent kidnappings and criminalities when he assumed office but when he reached out to President Muhammadu Buhari, he was accused of killing members of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

So this prompted him to pray God to spread insecurity across the country until the president apologises to Rivers State.

“In 2016 when we came on board there was so much insecurity in the state. I was shouting. I ran to the Federal Government ‘give me special forces as I hear you give to others’. They said ‘no’.

“That I was killing APC people. So I came back home and told our people, ‘everybody kneel down and pray’ and called God that this insecurity will continue the whole of Nigeria and Nigeria will not know what to do again.

“And I told them that ‘if you don’t apologise to Rivers State, you’ll never see peace.’ And that’s what’s happening in this country today. Because they felt this state should go down.

“Their governors that were saying that we were killing APC people and that kidnappers were PDP today what’s happening in Kaduna? Today what’s happening is Borno? Today what’s happening is Ondo? What’s happening all the areas? But Rivers State is peaceful. I challenge them to say to say they gave me any support for one day. Nobody agreed [to help me].

“This is the only state where a Governor cannot choose who’ll be a Commissioner of Police. Since 2015 till now we’ve had about 15 Commissioners of Police just to make sure Rivers State does not move forward.”

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