Gov. Dickson Accuses Lokpobiri, Sylva Of Arming Militants, Criminals

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Gov. Dickson Accuses Lokpobiri, Sylva Of Arming Militants, Criminals



Yenagoa – Bayelsa State governor, Seriake Dickson, has accused Minister of State for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, and former governor of the state, Timipre Sylva, of sponsoring militants in the state.

Dickson made the accusation on Thursday during the monthly transparency briefing initiative, the first edition for 2018, held at the DSP Alamieyeseigha Memorial Banquet Hall of Government House, Yenagoa.

He particularly alleged that Lokpobiri was the one who armed wanted kidnapper and militant, Peregbakumo Oyawerikumo, alias Kareowei, who has been arrested by the operatives of Operation Delta Safe (OPDS) Joint Task Force in the Niger Delta, with weapons and ammunition to commit crimes and terrorize communities in Bayelsa and Delta states.

He described Lokpobiri and Sylva as “common criminals and terrorists”, stressing that Sylva left a legacy of criminality and cultism after his five years in the saddle.

The governor’s allegations came about six days after he stated in a statement that the inability of President Muhammadu Buhari to personally take charge of the nation’s security had been responsible for the wanton killings, attacks and violence and general sense of insecurity across the country.

He had in the statement urged the president to call his party leaders, especially those in Bayelsa State, to order and warn them to desist from sponsoring insecurity in the state.

Source: Daily Independent