Rivers State Governor Siminialayi Fubara has appealed to President Bola Tinubu to establish a Special Taskforce to take charge of troubled areas in the state.
Governor Siminialayi Fubara made this appeal during a visit of the Rivers State delegation to President Bola Tinubu.
He said that such a task force would assist in the efforts of the State Government to fight oil theft and pipeline vandalism.
”But, be that as it may, we humbly plead with Your Excellency to direct the National Security Advisor, the Inspector General of Police, and the Chief of Defence Staff to establish a Special Task Force to take charge of these troubled areas, to complement the efforts of the state government in fishing out these criminals who specialize in pipeline vandalization, crude oil theft and other nefarious activities which threaten national investment and adversely affect the economy of our dear beloved country, Nigeria”.
Governor Siminialayi Fubara further said that the State Government has intensified its efforts in apprehending the killers of the late DPO of Ahoada East Police Division SP Bako Angbanshim.
”On a rather sad note, we commiserate with Mr. President, the Nigerian police force, and the family of the slain Divisional Police Officer of Ahoada East Lugal government area, who lost his life on account of cruel and nasty acts of some criminal. The State Government has already taken up the matter with the seriousness it deserves. Security agencies have been fully mobilized to track down and arrest the perpetrators. The State Government has already declared wanted leaders of the gang, alongside members of their criminal gangs, and placed a bounty of 100 million naira on their heads, so as to ensure that they are readily arrested” he said.
Meanwhile, a Public Relations Expert, Dr Parry Benson is calling for synergy among stakeholders to curb security challenges in the state.
Parry Benson while speaking with our Correspondent advised the Rivers State Governor, Siminialayi Fubara to go beyond the mechanical approach in uncovering those behind insecurity in the state.
Dr. Parry Benson also clarified that community leaders have a major role to play in curbing the security challenges in their domain.
Youths protest over the killing of Ahoada DPO
Following the killing of the late DPO of Ahoada East Local Government Area, SP Bako Angbanshim, concerned Ekpeye youths have staged a peaceful walk calling for the arrest and prosecution of those involved in the act.
The convener of the Concerned Ekpeye Youths, Moses Ugwu, while speaking to journalists, called for unhindered investigation and prosecution of those culpable in the dastardly act,
He noted that Ekpeye youths are not happy with the insecurities in the clan.
Also speaking, a youth leader in the area Randy Charles called for the removal of any traditional and political leader culpable in the insecurity and killings in Ekpeye land.
He further called for the immortalization of the slain DPO, and the redeployment of overstayed police officers in the Ahoada Division.
Some of the protesting youth commended the CP and the state government for the swift response to the killing of SP Bako.