Flush out cultists, vandals from Bayelsa, Dickson tells new police commissioner

Bayelsa Governor, Seriake Dickson
Bayelsa Governor, Seriake Dickson

The Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has called on the Nigeria Police Force  to set up a motorcycle patrol unit in a bid to extend its dragnet to all nooks and crannies of the state.

The advice, he said, became necessary to make Bayelsa the safest state in the country.
Mr. Dickson spoke while receiving the new Commissioner of Police, Asuquo Amba and his entourage in Government House, Yenagoa. 
While assuring Mr. Amba of his administration’s total support in his efforts to make Bayelsa State crime free, the governor called on the Police to “flush out criminals, including kidnappers, pipeline vandals, cultists and their sponsors.”
He also cautioned against the politicisation of security related issues in the state, stressing that, the matters of security should be treated strictly as such without any political undertones.
Mr. Dickson urged the State Command of the Nigeria Police Force to collaborate with other security agencies in the state towards sustaining the existing peace, as a peaceful and stable atmosphere is paramount to attracting investments and development.
His words: “You have a crop of dedicated and well-meaning officers and men in this command and we are proud of the work they do.  So you have our support. 
“The only thing I always say, when Police Commissioners come, is that in Bayelsa we don’t condone politicisation of crime. Crime is crime; crime has no colour, no creed and crime has no political affiliation. And that is the golden rule we want to see observed.”
Speaking earlier, Mr. Amba pointed out that, the state government’s policy of zero tolerance for crime and violence was in sync with the Inspector General of Police directive to all the commands in the country.
While expressing preparedness to intensify policing in the state, the CP highlighted some of his achievements within two weeks of his posting to Bayelsa.
According to him, the Police had apprehended a syndicate comprising two ex-soldiers specialised in stealing parked vehicles, using master keys and 5 persons  suspected of vandalising the state-owned gas turbine.
The Police Commissioner, who also announced the arrest of a suspected kidnapper, said 10 vehicles have so far been recovered from the syndicate, while investigations are on-going in all the cases.


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  • Dejandon

    Hope Wike can confidently say that also in Rivers State

  • bashkano

    If only other State Governors could barrow a leaf from their counterpart in Bayelsa State, peace will definitely reign in our nation. With his recent peaceful initiatives, the Governor has clearly shown his genuine desire for peace. As a peacemaker we all wish him the best of all things in his governance. People of peace in Nigeria should all come together and be their brothers’ keepers, regardless of tribal, ethnic and religious differences. We must not mix religion with politics. Politics is a dirty game while religion is a clean one, as the former is a conviction and an absolute association between man and his Creator (Almighty God) the latter is not. Politics in Nigeria is 99.95% played as an association between man and his pocket leading down to his tummy.. Hence, Nigerians should be wary of such politicians who deliberately whip up religious, ethnic and tribal sentiments to gain popularity at the greatest expense of our diverse peoples. May God bring a perpetual peace in our nation and may He also clear away from this planet any person or group of persons who will attempt to make peace impossible in Nigeria, be he from any of our geographical divides.