Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state, in Nigeria’s south-south, has upped surveillance against kidnapping, pipeline vandalization and other crimes in the state, including banning mechanized boats affixed with 200 engine capacity. The governor deplored the blowing up of an AGIP oil installation, directed security agencies to stop and search boats and cars on land, while banning sirens and tinted glassed-vehicles. A 1 March deadline was also given drivers of factory-tinted glasses with which they are to comply with fresh rules as published on the Nigeria Police website, says Bayelsa Commissioner of Police, Peter Ogunyanwo. The police chief also warned against indiscriminate bush and refuse burning as a health safety measure.
Ogunyanwo was part of the security meeting Dickson held with heads of security agencies. Other attendees were Commander, Joint Forces, Major General Alani Okunlola and state Commandant of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, Desmond Agu.
‘The security agencies with support from my government and our citizens will flush out those who are into such acts. We know that people have been using politics as a cover for crime and criminality and violence. Elections are over for good. And so,both they and their sponsors must desist forthwith”, Dickson stated.
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