Security chiefs have warned Governor Nyesom Wike and the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, to rein their supporters or be made to face the wrath of the law.
Speaking on the re- occurring violence and suspected political killings in the state, the Acting Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim K. Idris and the Director-General of Department of State Services, Lawal Daura, issued the stern warning to the two main actors at a meeting held to discuss measures to tame increasing violence in the state.
The Chiefs issued the warning ahead of the forthcoming re-run of Senatorial/ House of Representatives elections in River State.
The IG and the DG of the DSS warned the duo following repeated cases of alleged political killings that have littered the state in recent times.
Nigerian Pilot Saturday learnt the warning was issued at a meeting, convened by the heads of the security chiefs following repeated verbal altercations between the ruling PDP and the opposition APC in the state.
According to a statement issued by the Force headquarters’ Public Relations Officer, DCP Don N. Awunah, the security chiefs warned the key actors to give peace a chance, stressing that it would spare none in its efforts ensure peace in the state.
“In a concerted effort to guarantee a violent-free and credible rerun Senatorial/House of Representative elections in Rivers State, a crucial meeting to chart the path to peace in Rivers State before, during and after the rerun elections in the State between the Inspector General of Police, Ag.IGP Ibrahim K Idris and the Director General of Department of State Services, Alhaji Musa Daura.”
“The meeting deliberated on the overall need to have peaceful, free and fair election, devoid of violence which was the hallmark of the previous elections in the state.
“Governor Wike and the Minister, Amaechi, resolved to be irrevocably committed to lasting peace and vouched to play the game by the rules in the forthcoming re-run elections in the State.
“They also agreed to prevail on their teaming supporters to adhere to their commitment to peace and security in the state,” the release said, adding that both also agreed to call major stakeholders together to further deliberate on their resolve for peace.
The police spokesman said the stakeholders’ meeting it is hoped will facilitate the roadmap to peace and should usher in lasting peace in Rivers State.

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