By Samuel Oyadongha
Bayelsa State Government, yesterday said it had uncovered plans by ‘some evil-minded’ elements to truncate the prevailing peace in the state by unleashing terror on the law abiding people of the state to achieve political gains.
Dickson, at the 29th Security Council meeting in Yenagoa, said that reports at his disposal indicated that those behind the sinister plan were making moves to mobilise cultists and other criminals with a view to creating an atmosphere of insecurity in the state.
Expressing concern over the resurgence of pockets of cult-related activities in the state in recent times, the governor charged investors and people of the state not to entertain any fear as regards the security of their lives and property.
He said the government will do everything within its power, not only to maintain the existing secure environment for socio-economic activities to thrive unabated, but to ensure that whoever is caught perpetrating any crime and violence was made to face the wrath of the law.
The governor maintained that the government was aware of ongoing efforts to secretly recruit and camp unrepentant cultists to carry out acts of brigandage and violence at a later period to discredit the current administration of the gains it had recorded in the area of security. He warned people of the state to resist the temptation.
He said: “I like to use this opportunity to caution those who feel they can instigate crisis in our state under the guise of politics. Let me also caution our young people in particular, who are misguided clearly into thinking that they can engage in one form of brigandage or criminality in the name of politics.”