*Assures on security of lives and property
The Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson [image above], has expressed deep concern over the spate of kidnapping and criminality in parts of the State and restated his commitment to stem the unfortunate tide of events.
To this end, he said the government has finalized plans to unfold a comprehensive security framework to address the current trend of insecurity across the state.
Consequently, the governor warned that anybody found culpable will be dealt with in accordance with the criminal laws of the state and country.
A statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson said, people should not hastily ascribe motives behind the recent kidnappings, as the said act is considered and treated as a purely criminal one, pending the outcome of the investigation into the matter.
While pledging its resolve to deal decisively with those behind this shameful act, the statement explained that, efforts were also being stepped up to ensure the safety of lives and property of Bayelsans and other residents.
At the meeting of the State Security Council today (Tuesday) in government house, the government called on youths not to allow themselves to be used under whatever guise to perpetrate any crime, as no one will be spared when caught.
The statement enjoined the people of the State to go about their legitimate duties without any fear of molestation, as the various security agencies have been put on red alert to track down criminals and their cohorts.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Bayelsa State