Dickson Summons Emergency Meeting over Killing of Security Operatives in Bayelsa


Emmanuel Addeh in Yenagoa

On the heels of rising tension over the killing of several security operatives in the state in the last one month, the Bayelsa State Governor, Mr. Seriake Dickson, on Wednesday summoned community leaders in an attempt to curb the trend.

Specifically, the governor condemned, ‘in very strong terms’, the unwarranted murder of four security personnel in Nembe Creek and three Naval personnel in Foropa community in Nembe and Southern Ijaw Local Government Areas of the State.

While describing the recent ambush of the security men as ‘unprovoked’, the governor opined that the attacks on the nation’s security personnel were putting the state and the region in bad light.

As part of the steps to check the activities of the youths as well as this unwholesome trend and improving the security situation in the State, Dickson noted that community leaders, elders and other stakeholders would be summoned to a meeting.

The governor expressed regret for the various incidents and called on the perpetrators of the dastardly killings and their collaborators to stop with immediate effect.

“Terrorism does not favour peace, neither can democracy express itself through violence”, Dickson emphasised.