In the aftermath of ENDSARS protest that engulfed Nigeria last week, some hoodlums destroyed buildings and properties worth multi-millions of Naira in Oyigbo, Rivers State.
Four police stations, more than 50 vehicles and Police Barracks at Oyigbo were allegedly razed and defaced by outlawed IPOB members.
Already, Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has placed a N50 million bounty on the head of an IPOB leader.
The Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Joseph Mukan, who led a team of Service Commanders to various flash points in the area, said the command had launched full investigation into what led to the wanton destruction of lives and properties with the aim of bringing perpetrators to justice.
Mukan dispelled rumours that the Divisional Police Officer, DPO of Oyibo Police station was beheaded, stressing that the DPO managed to escape the carnage.
He said the command had made adequate deployment riot policemen, to the nooks and cranny of the area to safeguard further destruction of lives and properties.
Mukan assured that perpetrators would be brought to book as manhunt had been declared for them.
He regretted the incalculable damages caused by the mayhem.
As at on Sunday panicky residents were still fleeing from the trouble spots in Oyigbo due to continued shootings and mass arrests ongoing by security agencies.
Many of the residents are fleeing through Elele local route for safety.
Meanwhile, Rivers Local Government Area Chairmen have vowed to implement Governor Wike’s directive on the proscription of IPOB.
Hope Ikiriko, Publicity Secretary of Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON, in the state, in a statement cautioned everyone living in any local government area of the state to be law abiding as they would not tolerate any act of lawlessness in the guise of IPOB activities.
The LGA Chairmen said they would invoke the necessary law to deal decisively with anyone who attempted to disobey the orders of the governor by carrying out any activities of the proscribed IPOB here in the state.