Outspoken Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike claims that some "retired generals" threatened him because of their connections to the US government's Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
This claim may not be unconnected with his presidential ambition days to the PDP primaries.
Wike however said instead of focusing on him, retired generals who have contacts in the CIA should use such links to support the fight against insurgency.
“Some people threatened that they are former generals, they are close to the CIA in America and they can deal with us. I said ‘listen, no problem’. If you are close to America CIA, why don’t you use it to solve Boko Haram problem? Is it on my body you’ll use it?
"Nigeria has a serious problem and you are close to CIA. You know them as former generals. Why not use that contact and solve Nigeria’s problem? You want to use it to threaten me,” he said.
"Who are you that I should come and do your own bidding? I say no to that. I will do the bidding of Nigerians, not the bidding of a few people who believe that if they are not there, it should be their children; no other child should come up outside them.
“I will not do that. So, all of us, prepare, because a day shall come and Rivers state shall take a decision on what to do.”©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.