Following the killing of 12 policemen by unknown gunmen at Azuzuama community in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State over the weekend, Governor Henry Seriake Dickson has vowed to collaborate with security agencies in the State to ensure the arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators of the dastardly act.
Governor Dickson, who made the pledge in a chat with Government House correspondent, stated that Government will do everything humanly possible to bring the culprits to book, emphasizing that steps are already being taken to comb the nooks and crannies of the State to apprehend them.
A visibly angry Hon. Dickson stated that, Government cannot fold its arms and watch people take the law in to their hands for whatever reason, stressing that Government will not relent until acts of criminality and lawlessness are completely eliminated in the State.
“We will not rest on our oars and we will make the environment very, very uncomfortable for criminals and perpetrators of other related offences to operate”
For the umpteenth time, Government is warning our Youths and their collaborators, who take delight in kidnapping, maiming and taking the lives of innocent and law abiding citizens to turn a new leaf or have themselves to blame, because nobody will be spared”.
The Bayelsa State chief Executive also renewed his call on parents and guardians to prevail on their children and wards to desist from acts that could jeopardize Government’s efforts at achieving enduring peace and accelerated development of every sector of the State’s economy.
He noted that, Government’s tough stance and zero tolerance for acts of criminality and lawlessness were still in force, stressing that every offender will be made to face the full wrath of the law.
According to Governor Dickson, the appointment of a Special Prosecutor for violent crimes and other related offences in the State is to further underline Government’s commitment to end all forms of crime as well as ensure that criminals are prosecuted and punished according to the laws of the land.