Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has berated the Nigerian Bar Association(NBA) for alleging extra-judicial killings in Oyigbo Local Government Area during the EndSARS protests.
Naija News reports that the Nigerian military were alleged to have killed members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) after the outlawed group reportedly attacked and killed security agents during the protest.
Speaking on the incident, Wike faulted the refusal of people to speak about the innocent people killed by IPOB.
The Rivers Governor reacted to the moves by the NBA to probe the alleged killings while addressing a Special Court Session to mark the beginning of 2020-2021 legal year at the State Judiciary complex, Port Harcourt.
While insisting that no extra-judicial killing took place in the area, Wike asked the NBA to file their petition to the panel of inquiry investigating the activities of SARS in the state.
He said: “How will the NBA, that is yet to make a formal submission to the Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by the State to probe the atrocities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), will without evidence allege extrajudicial killings in Oyigbo.”
This online news platform reports that Wike attended the event alongside his wife, Justice Suzzette Nyesom-Wike, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State, Senator Sam Anyanwu and several other dignitaries.