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Bayelsa Vigilante chairman promises reduce crime rate

Hon. Ari Fekorigha

By Amgbare Ekaunkumo, Yenagoa


The newly appointed chairman of the Bayelsa State owned Vigilante Service, Hon. Ari Fekorigha has promised Bayelsans that under his watch crime and other social vices will be reduced to the bearest minimum.




Hon. Ari made the promise during the inaugural meeting with members of the special squad of the Vigilante Team in his office in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital.


He lamented the high level of drug abuse amongst the youths in the state which has resulted in the increase in criminality across Bayelsa, especially Yenagoa, emphasizing that plans are underway to nip in the bud incidences of crime and other violence activities in the state which is the primary focus of the vigilante service.


The chairman while describing security as everyone’s business, charged men of the Vigilante  to be alive to their responsibility of ensuring that they assist other security agencies in the state to bring crime to a halt.


He said “from this day henceforth, we should see our selves as men saddled with the responsibility of ensuring that our state continues to be safe and secured.


“The government has done very well in ensuring that modalities are being put in place to ensure we have a safe and secured Bayelsa, which our outfit is one of such modalities.


“I have come in today with a mandate and charge to put in my very best and experiences in fighting for a crime free Bayelsa, which you all are selected to be my foot-soldiers. We have been doing it before, I want us all to reactivate out very own best once again, to ensure that, those hot spots are being given maximum attention.


“Our Governor, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson, has assured us of more support to ensure that we are being encouraged to do our best to reduce crime in Bayelsa State”.


He also used the medium to call on all parents and guardians to watch their children’s daily activities and keep keen watch of the kind of friends their children keep or associate with, adding that this days, friends lead friends to join cultism.


He urged Bayelsans and the general public to assist the vigilante service and other security agencies to fight crime by making information available as the security outfit only cannot reduce crime.


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