By Ebiowei Lawal
YENAGOA-The acting chairman of a Bayelsa State security outfit, Bayelsa volunteer ,Prince Douye Koroye, said that the security outfit is battle ready to eliminate criminal elements in the state.
According to him his outfit has designed a robust integrated security strategy that would help the state government monitor red-spots and criminal activities in the state.
He said the strategy involves a model that would adopt citizens and police partnership to eliminate gang related violence in the streets of Yenagoa.
Koroye gave the assurance during an operation to identify criminal hideouts within Yenagoa metropolis recently.
He further explained that the security outfit is also working on plans to use a value reorientation campaign to woo youths in the state to shun cultism and criminal activities.
He said, “this is the new face of Bayelsa volunteer, you can attest to the fact that in recent times the state has been hostile, with lots of criminal terrorizing innocent bayelsans.
“I am working to maintain a policy set aside by the governor of Bayelsa State, Hon. Seraike Dickson to fight crime.
“We will flush them out of the streets. As time goes on, there will be visibility of more of our volunteers on the roads. We are working with the police authority, so far arrest has been made and they have been handed over to the police.
“We are training our volunteers and will develop strategies to deal with security challenges by involving our communities through partnership.”
Koroye, appealed to the people of the state to give them their maximum cooperation to serve them better.
Also speaking the officer in charge of peace and conflict ,Engr. Igodo Enieni, said it is time youths understand that they are the future of tomorrow.
“Our youths are our tomorrow’s leaders that should be made to understand that and that they should desist from killing and wasting each others life.
“We are trying to bring all the youths together by resolving issues amongst them because the governor created this office for the youths.” He said.