Governor of Bayelsa State, Hon. Seriake Dickson has assured the Nigeria Police, Bayelsa State Command of Government’s full support in the command’s efforts to fight crime and criminality to ensure a crime free environment for all residents of the State.
Hon. Dickson gave the assurance, when the top brass of the Nigeria Police Command in the State, led by the Commissioner of Police, Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi paid him a courtesy visit at Government House, Yenagoa.
While tasking the Police to flush out criminals in the state, Governor Dickson also urged officers and men of the force to be impartial in the discharge of their official and lawful duties.
Governor Seriake Dickson, who noted that the level of crime has reduced in the state, however, observed with serious concern, the security challenges in the maritime sector, stressing that, the force should also fight pipeline vandalism, illegal bunkering and cultism.
“My government does not play politics with crime and criminality. The Government will give its support to the police to fight crime. Let me warn those who reside outside the state sponsoring and fermenting crime to feather their nest, that government will not condone such acts.
“Government takes very seriously the importance of keeping Bayelsa safe from all forms of crime as nobody will be allowed to disturb the peace by carrying arms to terrorize any part of the state”
Stating his purpose of visit, CP Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi solicited the state government’s support in the provision of a shooting range for the Command and a befitting building for the state police command headquarters.
CP Adeyemi also disclosed that, the Command has also inaugurated an eminent persons forum to boost the relationship between the police and the members of the public to enhance the fight against crime.
The State Police Commissioner further stated that, the command will create a strike force whose duty will be to nip-in-the-bud, acts of militancy, kidnapping and other violent crimes in the state.
CP Adeyemi, noted with satisfaction, the State government’s assistance in the repairs of two gunboats, that would boost the fight against oil bunkering and pipeline vandalism in the creeks, pointing out that, the vision of the command is to cut short the crime rate in the State.