KIDNAPPING and other security issues are on downward trend in Delta State, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has said.
The Governor made the disclosure while addressing journalists on the outcome of security council meeting held in Warri. Deputy Governor Burutu Otuaro attended the meeting with heads of different security agencies in the state.
According to the Governor, “every two weeks, we sit with security chiefs to analyze security situation in the state, today, it was heartwarming to note that issues of kidnapping and other security challenges came up, it was discovered that they are on downward trend.”
He observed that the synergy between security agencies operating in the state, especially in the area of sharing of information has helped a lot to ensure a peaceful state, assuring that his administration would continue to encourage the good working relationship between the agencies.
Governor Ookowa commended Traditional and other community leaders for effectively collaborating with the state government to continuously engage the youths towards ensuring sustained peace in the state.
The Governor, however, noted that activities of oil bunkerers are still on despite the destruction of several of their facilities by security operatives. He, however, stated that measures have been put in place to checkmate the activities of oil thieves
On the issue of Ogulaghha Community and the threat to oil operation activities in the area, the Governor said, the issues at stake have been resolved, adding that the Deputy Governor, Barr. Burutu Otuaro has been mandated to carry on with advocacy visits in the area to consolidate on the resolutions reached.