Yenogoa - Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State on Tuesday said the state
government would set up a task force to deal with cases of oil theft and
Dickson, who spoke in Oporoma, headquarters of Southern Ijaw Local
Government Area, said oil thieves in the state would face dire consequences as
He said the government was disturbed by the alarming rate of oil theft and
its effect on the economy, stressing that stringent measure would be taken
to stop it.
“A task force will be set up to clamp down on the perpetrators of these
criminal acts and anybody caught will be prosecuted in accordance with the
law," Dickson said.
The governor said the administration had invested so much on security
and solicited the support of the people towards ensuring the security
of lives and property in the state.
He thanked residents of the area for their support since his election as
governor in 2012, pledging to complete work on Yenagoa-Oporoma road.
"Already, we are working on the Yenagoa-Oporoma road; Clearing of that road
has got to Angiama while sand-filling has reached Aguobiri, which is close to