TEXT OF BROADCAST TO THE PEOPLE OF RIVERS STATE BY IMMEDIATE PAST GOVERNOR OF RIVERS STATE RT HON. CHIBUIKE ROTIMI AMAECHI ON THE NEW YEAR’S DAY MASSACRE IN OMOKU & INSECURITY IN RIVERS STATE. JANUARY 8, 2018
My dear people of Rivers State, it is with profound grief I address you today.
In the past few years, we have suffered and endured a debilitating state of insecurity in Rivers state. Many lives have been cut short while many more have been maimed. Hopes and dreams have been dashed; families distraught and destroyed. Murderous cult groups and rival gangs reign supreme. Our once peaceful State has lost its serenity and lustre. We are now been derisively referred to as ‘Rivers of Blood.”
However, the killings in Omoku in the first few hours of this new year and the uninspiring, inept, blame-game response of a State government that swore to an oath to protect every Rivers man and woman should collectively compel us to action and scream that we’ve had enough of the insecurity and bloodbath. Continue reading