Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has said that the six sacked police personnel attached to him, did nothing wrong but stop a carefully planned assassination attempt on his life.
According to him, the men are the latest victims of the medieval authoritarianism of President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) government.
Wike, while stating that APC-led government at the centre seems to “lurch blindly in the miasma of its own incompetence”, described the sack of the six Police officers, as a “sad development for professionalism in the Nigerian Police Force”.
The governor stated this in a statement released by the state Spokesman, Dr Austin Tam-George, adding that the “officers committed no crime, other than stopping a carefully planned assassination attempt on the life of Governor Wike.”
The statement read, “The officers are the latest victims of the medieval authoritarianism of the APC government that seems to lurch blindly in the miasma of its own incompetence. We urge Nigerians to demand the immediate reinstatement of these officers, and for the Inspector General of Police to allow an independent inquiry.
“The APC government has never hidden it’s desperation to overrun Rivers State, colonise its people and loot the treasury of the state, but the Rivers people have seen the face of the Lord, and will spare no sacrifice as we resist the satanic agenda of the APC government”.
Police had in a statement released by its spokesman, Mr Don Awunah, earlier on Friday, announced the sack of six police officers who are all aides to Governor Nyesom Wike.
The police claimed that the dismissed officers acted contrary to the laws that ought to have guided their conduct during the December 10 rerun election in the state as they escorted the governor to polling units.
It added that the force had no other option but expel the officers from the force after investigation by the force internal investigative and disciplinary committee found them guilty.
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