Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has condemned the attack on security personnel along Omagwa/Isiokpo/Elele Owerri Road in Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state.
It was reported that unknown gunmen had on Saturday, attacked a military checkpoint in Omagwa community and set some vehicles ablaze in the area.
Reacting, Wike in a statement by his Media Aide, Mr Kelvin Ebiri, said there is no justification for such a heinous and condemnable attack targeted against innocent security personnel on legitimate duty of protecting lives and property in the state.
He expressed sadness over the unwarranted and callous attack on security personnel and sympathized with the relatives of those who lost their lives in the attack.
“We condemn this heinous act, share the grief of the security agencies and convey our sincere condolences.’’
The governor, who charged the security agencies to be vigilant said that the government and people of Rivers, “are in solidarity with security agencies at this difficult times of this unwarranted and mindless violence’’.
He also demanded that perpetrators of the attack must be fished out and brought to justice.