Nigeria Decides: Nigerian Army Wants To Assassinate Me, Wike Cries Out
Wike is a former Education Minister. Image: Guardian NG
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has raised the alarm over attempts by some soldiers to kill him on Thursday.
Wike said on Friday in a meeting with British High Commission at the Government House, Port Harcourt, the state capital.
According to him, soldiers were sent by the General Officer Commanding 6 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Jamil Sarham to confront his security details.
“Last night; the General Officer Commanding 6 Division of the Nigerian Army plotted an assassination on my life. Thank God, that was not successful,” he added.
“On Friday, 15th of February, a day to the 16th of February, the first date for the elections before it was rescheduled, the GOC sent soldiers to cordon off my private residence.
“Yesterday, I was shocked that when I left Government House to see some political leaders, soldiers were trailing me. Anyone who knows me knows that I don’t have military security details.
“Along Abacha road where you have Algate Hotel, to my surprise, I heard my security men shouting that the soldiers are behind us.
“I have said this severally about the GOC of the 6 Division that nobody should kill because he was promised the position of Chief of Army Staff.”
He added that “Rivers State is so important to this country. The economy of Nigeria cannot survive without Rivers State. By what they are doing, they are scaring investors away.”
This is as he alleged that “The GOC held a meeting with the soldiers yesterday and said they must do everything they can to ensure that the President wins.
“That is not good. Allow Nigerians to support whoever they want to support.”