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.