The Governor of Bayelsa State, Mr. Seriake Dickson, has inaugurated a former militant leader, Mr. Africanus Ukparasia, popularly known as General Africa, as the Chairman of the state Waterway Security Taskforce.
The appointment of the ex-militant leader is part of the government’s new strategies to end the cases of militancy, pipeline vandalism, sea piracy, kidnappings and other criminal activities along the waterways and creeks of the state.
At the inauguration, which took place at the DSP Alamieyeseigha Banquet Hall, Yenagoa, Dickson mandated the task force to provide security agencies with required intelligence to deal with criminals. Youths and leaders from different parts of the state, including the state Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Tiwe Oruminighe, and the APC Secretary, Mr. Marlin Daniel, attended the inauguration. Ukparasia assured the government of adequate security and intelligence gathering along the waterways as part of the measures to tackle criminalities in the state. Read more