Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that his administration will proceed to work in direction of retaining Rivers secure according to his constitutional accountability of defending everybody dwelling within the state.
Talking on the Authorities Home, Port Harcourt through the presentation of the latest achievements of Operation Sting by the State Commissioner of Police, Mustapha Dandaura on Monday, Governor Wike counseled safety businesses within the State for working with the State Authorities to examine the actions of criminals.
He mentioned: “I’ve made a vow that Rivers State have to be secure. It’s a responsibility that we’re dedicated to hold out. We’ve got no excuses to offer. “
Governor Wike mentioned that because the State Authorities fights to guard Rivers folks from coronavirus, it is not going to relent in guaranteeing the safety of lives and property.
He urged the media to additionally deal with the successes of the State Safety Council within the space of securing lives within the state. He mentioned that bursting the Kidnap syndicate is a serious achievement by Operation Sting.
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He mentioned: “Coronavirus is a severe conflict. Then add this to the battle in opposition to insecurity and also you perceive that it isn’t straightforward for us. However we will proceed to work for the safety and security of our folks.
“We don’t need anybody to politicise the problem of safety. We additionally don’t need anybody to politicise the battle in opposition to coronavirus,” he mentioned.
Governor Wike mentioned that the weapons recovered by the police throughout their operation can dislodge Port Harcourt Metropolis. He questioned what the criminals have been doing with sub machine gun and rocket grenade launchers.
He mentioned that operatives of Operation Sting have been on the heels of a infamous Isiokpo Kidnapper, who will quickly be apprehended and prosecuted.
“We give God the glory for keeping us safe in Rivers State even as we battle this coronavirus pandemic. Rivers State Government is working to keep our people safe, yet some criminals want to make the State insecure,” he mentioned.
Earlier, the Commissioner of Police, Mustapha Dandaura counseled the Rivers State Governor for his logistical help that has energised the safety outfit to attain notable success.
He mentioned that the Operation Sting initiated by Governor Wike has sanitised the hitherto troublesome East West Highway, the Elele-Owerri Highway and the Ogoni axis of the East West Highway, making the state safer for residents and guests.
The Commissioner of Police assured that the safety businesses will proceed to work onerous to guard lives and property within the state.
Dandaura mentioned that the State Police Command recovered the arms from Ogu/Bolo Native Authorities Space, following credible intelligence. He mentioned that the Kidnap syndicate hid the arms underground within the forest.
The Police recovered the next arms on the forest of Ogu/Bolo LGA:
1. One GPMG No. NN-07-150
2. Two G-Three rifles with breech No’s. 81- 85234 and 69090978
Three. One SMG rifle No. 19855
four. One rocket launcher(RPG) rocket propelled grenade NW-07-150
5. 5 (5) Pump Motion weapons
6. 933 rounds of seven.62mm dwell ammunition
7. 1,111 rounds of 5.56mm dwell ammunition
eight. 222 rounds of 9mm dwell ammunition
9. 909 rounds of seven.62mm dwell ammunition
10. 74 rounds of .9mm dwell ammunition
11. 728 dwell cartridges
12. 4 (four) AK 47 magazines
13. Two (2) G-Three magazines
14. One (1) SMG journal
Whole quantity Of Ammunition/ Cartridges- Three, 249.
Highpoint of the event was the inspection of the recovered arms by Governor Wike and the Service Commanders.