Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike, has stated that the killings in the state is as a result of clashes between rival cult gangs fighting for supremacy, noting that, it has nothing to do with politics ahead of the March 19 rerun election as widely believed.
Nyesom Wike said this on Tuesday while swearing in Justice Iyayi Lamikanra as the substantive Chief Judge of the state.
”Have you asked yourself why no known politician has been killed or even a known person? Why? Does it not tell you something? When you shed other people’s blood, one day you will also die that way.
“When politicians perceive a threat and they want to act, they will not say let’s eliminate him. If that happens, you will not ask if it was a politically motivated killing, you will know it is a political killing.
“Not when cultists die from a feud, then some people will start shouting that they are killing their party members.
“Go to Omoku, all I hear is Icelanders, Greenlanders, all of them are ‘Landers’,” Wike said, dismissing the allegations that recent killings in the oil-rich state have been politically motivated and targeted at members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, alone.