- There is brewing tension in Rivers state between the governor and members of the IPOB
- The tension follows the monkeypox army vaccine hoax in the state
- The APC had earlier accused the governor of fueling the rumour of the army vaccination in the state
The governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, is set to dig it out with the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), the nation reports.
The face-off between the governor and the group, NAIJ.com gathers, followed reports linking the governor to the recent hoax over a military vaccination and outreach for the monkeypox outbreak.
It was gathered that the duo were accused of fueling the panic caused by the vaccination rumour.
Sources said reprisal attacks were expected from member of the IPOB following the military operation: Operation Python Dance in the southeast region.
The source said: "Some of us think we can no longer trust this man. When Operation Python Dance II started clamping down on our members, we had thought that we can carry out reprisals in Rivers state since Governor Wike as a strategic partner should give us cover as someone in the opposition with a common enemy.
"The man has stopped dropping the agreed sum and for over 2 months no one has heard from him which is a further proof that he is practically playing games with the movement after achieving his aim.
"We were however jolted when Wike started saying things like IPoB are not welcome in Rivers or IPoB should not come to Rivers state, IPoB should stay away.
Much as some of us initially thought that his attitude was to cover the relationship he has with us at that time, we have now become suspicious since the October 17 court date when the Federal Government failed to produce our Supreme Leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in court.
"The thing is that most of us now think that Wike knowingly allowed the APC (All Progressives Congress) to know that he was connected to the Monkey Pox vaccine message that we were sending around.
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It was a surprise when APC linked Wike to it and later some CSOs even provided details that should only be known to those that planned the strategy. If we did not reveal the secret, which we know we did not, then it could only have been the governor," the source added.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that the government of United States of America said it does not consider the IPOB as a terrorist organization.
Also, in a recent move, the All Progressives Congress (APC) blasted Governor Wike for promoting the army vaccine scare in Rivers state.
The APC accused the governor of being a bitter and demoralising the activities of the army since the IPOB was proscribed.
The party also accused the governor of being an ally of the proscribed IPOB group.
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