Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has assured the police command of government’s full support in its efforts to fight crime and ensure a peaceful environment for all residents.
Dickson gave the assurance when top brass of the police command led by the Commissioner, Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi, paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House, Yenagoa.
While tasking the police to flush out criminals in the state, Dickson also urged officers and men of the force to be impartial in the discharge of their official and lawful duties.
The governor, 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. 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 terrorise any part of the state.”
Ogunjemilusi solicited the state government’s support in the provision of a shooting range for the command and a befitting building for its headquarters.
He disclosed that the command has inaugurated an eminent persons forum to boost the relationship between police and members of the public.
The commissioner stated that the command will create a strike force whose duty is to nip-in-the-bud, acts of militancy, kidnapping and other violent crimes.
He 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 crime rate in Bayelsa.

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