Thousands of Rivers people led by Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike took to the streets on Thursday to protest the mass killings by the Police and other security agencies during the December 10 rerun elections.
Also on the march, were Commissioners, State Legislators, Caretaker Committee Chairmen , women and youths.
As the thousands of protesters approached the gate of the Rivers State Police Command headquarters, the policemen ran into their premises, closed their gates and peeped from the openings of the gate.
Addressing the Police, Governor Wike said that the people of Rivers State were at the Police Command to inform the authorities that they were tired of the killings of innocent people in the state by the police and other security operatives.
He noted that the people and Government of the state were particularly dissatisfied with the recklessness of two Senior Policemen, the Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations, Steven Hasso and the Commander of Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Mr Akin Fakorede who led the sponsored onslaught against the people of Rivers State and compromised the security architecture of the state.
He said: "On behalf of the Rivers State Government and the good people of the state, we have to let the police know that enough is enough.
"We demand that the Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations, Steven Hasso and the Commander of Special Anti-Robbery Squad ( SARS) Akin Fakorede must leave the state.
Governor Wike further stated: "If they don't leave the state, then we will do all we can to ensure they leave this state. They must leave this state. They have killed innocent people.
"We have come here peacefully, communicate this to your superiors in Abuja. I cannot write again, since I have done that repeatedly. Please, I don't want my people to die anymore. I don't want armed robbers posted as senior police officers to Rivers State".
He noted that the Police High Command has refused to act despite the overwhelming evidence against the duo, especially the video footage that showed Akin Fakorede and other security operatives trying to snatch results of the Rivers East Senatorial District.
The governor said the situation where security officials have transformed into politicians in uniform is quite unfortunate.
In his response, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Cyril Okoro assured the governor that the Rivers State Police Command will pass the message to the Police High Command for necessary action.
Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media.
15th December, 2016.