‘Stop politicising crimes’

The Governor of Bayelsa State, Mr. Seriake Dickson, has warned the various law enforcement agencies in the state to guard against politicisation of security issues, saying such acts could undermine security.

Dickson gave the warning when he received the new Flag Officer Commanding, Central Naval Command, Rear Admiral Mohammed Garba, in Government House, Yenagoa, a statement by his media aide, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, said on Wednesday.

He noted that his administration had made substantial investment in ensuring peace and stability in the state.

According to him, crime has neither colour, nor political party, and as such, the government expects security agencies to employ the full weight of the law in rooting out those who perpetrate violence and criminal activities.

Dickson said, “I will like to say that those, who are manning security agencies should not politicise security. In this state, those who know us know how we take issues of security. For us, security knows no partisanship; criminality has no colour and must be dealt with as such.

“If we have riff-raff, who are a threat to their communities within this area, we expect the Navy under your command to take decisive steps to contain them and not pander to political interests.

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