President of the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People, MOSOP, Mr Pyagbara Legborsi has expressed anger with the Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike for failing in his responsibility to protect lives and property in the state.
The Ogoni leader is also not happy that the federal government under President Muhammadu Buhari is not doing enough as commander in chief of the nation's army, to stop the spate of killings in some parts of the country.
Specifically, Pyagbara blamed Wike for failing to put a stop to the high insecurity level in Rivers. He condemned the recent killing of seven people by suspected cultists in Kaani Babbe community, Khana Local Government of the state.
Those killed include Mgbibari Nyornyaa, Sira Mgbibari, Boy Mgbibari, Sorlesi Youngman, Dornu Aanu, Bariagra Menebe and Lekia Eleaee
The MOSOP president said it was annoying that Ogonis were killing themselves, at a time that the struggle for a better Ogoni was getting to its peak.
Legborsi said there was a suspicion amongst Ogonis, that the government was trying to wipe off the people through cultism, since they could not cow them to surrender in their continued agitation for a better deal.
He however appealed to cultists in Ogoni to sheathe their swords and allow peace to reign in the land.
Also, he pleaded with the state government to arise to the challenge of securing the land and give residents reasons to believe that there is a government in place in Rivers State.
He said there were indicators that Rivers was becoming a failed state, since the government was unable to secure lives. He wondered why cult clashes would always occur in the state shortly after general elections.
There have been killings in Alakahia, Choba, Ogoni and Rumuolemini and other parts of Rivers State in the last few days. The killings are generally linked to the activities of cultists.