Home / Crime / Kidnapping, insecurity on downward trend in Delta – Okowa

Kidnapping, insecurity on downward trend in Delta – Okowa

Delta state Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, yesterday said that kidnapping and other security issues are on downward trend in the state.

Okowa made the disclosure while addressing journalists on the outcome of Security Council meeting in Warri.

Deputy Governor Burutu Otuaro attended the meeting with heads of different security agencies in the state.

“Every two weeks, we sit with security chiefs to analyse security situation in the state, today, it was heartwarming to note that issues of kidnapping and other security challenges came up, it was discovered that they are on downward trend,” he said.

Okowa said the synergy between security agencies operating in the state, especially in the area of sharing of information, had helped a lot to ensure a peaceful state.

He assured that his administration would continue to encourage the good working relationship between the agencies.

The governor commended traditional and other community leaders for effectively collaborating with the state government to continuously engage the youth towards ensuring sustained peace in the state.

He, however, noted that activities of oil bunkerers were still on despite several destructions of their facilities by security operatives, adding that measures had been put in place to stop the activities of oil thieves.

On the issue of Ogulaghha Community and threat to oil operation activities in the area, the governor said the issues at stake had been resolved, adding that the deputy governor had been mandated to carry on with advocacy visits in the area to consolidate on the resolutions reached.

 

 

 

About By Amaechi Okwara Asaba

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

x

Check Also

How I helped Iran dodge international saction, gold trader admits

An Iranian-Turkish gold trader admitted in a US court that he made “maybe $150 million” by helping Iran dodge international sanctions. It’s a colossal take for a minor Turkish tabloid celebrity who, for years, escaped prosecution in his own country and now faces years in US prison. Reza Zarrab, once the lead defendant in a widespread money laundering investigation, has pleaded guilty to money laundering and bank fraud among other charges, according ...