Create: 01/24/2017 - 18:04
As part of efforts to assist the Bayelsa State Police Command in the fight against crime, Governor Seriake Dickson on Tuesday presented four refurbished Armoured Personnel Carriers to the State Commissioner of Police, CP Amba Asuquo.
The governor while making the presentation at the Government House Yenagoa says it is the first of a series of support for the police as more vehicles will be provided to assist them to rid the state of criminal elements.
While warning criminally minded people to stay clear from the state, the governor stated that his administration this year will spare nothing to ensure that the state is safe for business and other activities.
"In this year the security of our state will move to a higher level. This year the security of Yenagoa metropolis will move to a higher level. All those small small criminals who are still trying to misbehave should just know that Yenagoa very soon and this state this year will be too hot for them".
Dickson charged the Commissioner to ensure that the vehicles are put into proper use by his men and announced plans by his government to also acquire motorbikes to further enrich the patrol capacity of the command.
He said " I have no doubt that you will put this vehicles to good use, I also have no doubt that you and your sister agencies will continue to receive the cooperation and collaboration from the government and people of our state".
In his remark, the Commissioner of Police thanked the governor for his benevolence which has further demonstrated his commitment to maintain the existing peace in the state.
The Commissioner assured the governor of the readiness of his men to fulfill the high expectations of people of the state and appeal for more support for the command.
The presentation of the four refurbished APC's is coming few days after the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of zone 5, Abubakar Adamu Mohammed adjudged Bayelsa as the safest state in the Niger Delta.