OVER 8,500 suspects have been
arrested in the last six years
for various criminal offence by
Bayelsa State Security outfit
code-named, Operation Doo
Akpor, the Special Adviser to the
Governor on Security Matters,
Chief Boma Spero-Jack, has said.
According to him, the feat
was achieved in collaboration
with the Bayelsa State Police
Command.
Spero-Jack who disclosed this
at the inter-ministerial briefing
said government has concluded
arrangements to procure
additional gun boats to further
checkmate the activities of pirates
on the waterways.
He said that 16 patrol boats
were acquired in 2012, adding that during the period under
review, the security outfit recorded
39,000 distress calls as well as 109
appreciation calls.
While describing the Bayelsa
Integrated Security Strategy as a
critical aspect of Doo Akpor, Spero-
Jack noted that it has been able to
reduce its response time to distress
calls to about 6 minutes within the
Yenagoa metropolis.
He also attributed the successes
achieved over the years to the
security surveillance equipment
put in place at the Command and
the state security Control Centre,
noting that it was the first of its kind
in the country which was attested
to by Wikipedia.
Also speaking, a security
consultant to the Governor, Mr. Fola
Amao highlighted efforts of the
state government at implementing
its policy of zero tolerance to crime
and criminality which has earned
the state, a security award by the
Security Watch Africa as the most
effective crime bursting squad.
Following the feat achieved in the
security sub sector, Mr. Amao said
Bayelsa has been nominated again
this year for the award in view of
the significant improvement in
security.
The security expert also said
government has set up a juvenile
detention centre to enhance security.
The House Committee Chairman
on Security, Hon. Bernard
Kenbai representing Sagbama Constituency two in the State
Assembly commended Governor
Dickson for his passion in ensuring
that Bayelsa remains one of the
safest states in the country.
Also Special Adviser to the
Governor on Urban Security, Chief
Abednego Don Evareda appealed
to the people to see security as
a collective responsibility and
support the security agencies at
promoting peace and stability.
Speaking on achievements in the
Ministry of Water Resources, Chief
Nengi Talbot Tubornah said by
the end of this year, water vendors
making supplies to residents of
Yenagoa would be a thing of the
past.
Chief Tubornah highlighted
water projects that have been
completed through waterworks
powered by solar energy across
the 8 local government areas of
the state.
The Bayelsa State
could not pay pension that was why one
December, I hit seven months at the same
time and they started calling me the alert
governor.”
He said the opposition later accused
him of leaving abandoned projects, but
he said he had completed many so far.
The governor assured the people that
he would do his best to accommodate
everyone in the state, stressing that he
took an oath to protect the lives of the
people of the state which was why
his government knew nothing about
segregation.
“I took an oath to protect the lives of
the citizens of Plateau State, not the lives
of any ethnic group, not the lives of any
religious group, and I stand to die for
that…All are my own. At the same time,
as the governor of the state, I have the
right to deal with any criminal, whether
you come from my tribe or you belong to
another tribe,” he said.
between 1994 and 1995.
“So, zoning and rotation was
originally part of the defunct
National Party of Nigeria (NPN)
Programme as it was the party
(NPN) that introduced the idea of
zoning and rotation.
“During the conference, he
(Ekwueme) articulated a number
of issues which the conference
eventually adopted.”
He said that Ekwueme’s
connection with the NPN, gave
him the opportunity to be adopted
as the Chairman of G34, a group of
Nigerians who eventually formed
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He said he was very close to late
Ekwueme even when they were
in Kirikiri Prison together after the
military coup of 1983.
“I and the late former governor
of old Kaduna State, Alhaji Lawal
Kaita, kept him (Ekwueme)
company in the prison. He even
requested me to teach him Hausa
language.”
He said there was good
understanding between them when
they were in government as they
used to visit each other’s families.
OVER 8,500 suspects have been
arrested in the last six years
for various criminal offence by
Bayelsa State Security outfit
code-named, Operation Doo
Akpor, the Special Adviser to the
Governor on Security Matters,
Chief Boma Spero-Jack, has said.
According to him, the feat
was achieved in collaboration
with the Bayelsa State Police
Command.
Spero-Jack who disclosed this
at the inter-ministerial briefing
said government has concluded
arrangements to procure
additional gun boats to further
checkmate the activities of pirates
on the waterways.
He said that 16 patrol boats
were acquired in 2012, adding
Commissioner for Information
and Orientation, Daniel
Iworiso Markson, condemned
politicians who perpetrate
political violence and called on
them to turn a new leaf.
“Any politician that takes
over the mantle of leadership
should desist from violence and
there is need to begin to change
the narrative because we do not
need to win election through
the barrel of the gun.

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