The new Commissioner of Police in the state, Echeng Eworo Echeng, has been charged to among other things check the rate of kidnapping in Yenagoa and other parts of the state.
Bayelsa State Governor Douye Diri, gave the charge while decorating the Commander of the state’s special security outfit, Operation Doo Akpo, Ibrahim Bakori, with his new rank of Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP).
DCP Bakori was a one-time Escort Commander under former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Diri, emphasized that the ugly trend could no longer be tolerated in the state.
Diri described the coming of the new commissioner as a blessing to the state given his profile and track record of achievements.
The governor assured the new police boss of his administration’s readiness to partner with the force to rid the state of crime adding that Bayelsa had a policy of zero-tolerance for crime and criminality.
He enjoined the people of the state to cooperate with the police to make it safe, saying security is a collective responsibility.
“As a government, we have said it that criminality does not discriminate. Our common resolve is to ensure that Bayelsa State is free of criminality and the policy of this government is zero – tolerance for crime and criminality.”
Responding, CP Echeng stated that his visit to the governor was to seek his support and in recognition of his office as the Chief Security Officer of the state.