Abuja - The Bayelsa State condemned criminals it said were blocking federal highways and infringing on the rights of law abiding citizens.
In a statement, the government said such violations were rife in Mbiama end of the ever busy East/West road.
“Government views the action of Tuesday, 20th of November with serious dismay, whereby innocent citizens were subjected to untold hardship by criminal elements, who clearly avoided carrying out their action in Bayelsa State, knowing the Government's posture of zero tolerance on crime and criminality,” stated the government.
The government condemned the “constant recourse to lawlessness and brigandage, often exhibited by some known criminal gangs, cult leaders and their fellow cultists funded by political opponents.”
The statement urged security agencies across the States in the country to share information, with a view to tracking down acts of crime and criminality.
“We urge security agencies across the States in the country to share information, with a view to tracking down acts of crime and criminality.”
The state government said any person irrespective of his or her status, who took the laws into their own hands, would be dealt with in accordance with the laws.
“The statement is hereby warning these disgruntled persons to desist from such acts, as Government will not fold its arms and watch such acts of lawlessness, as it will collaborate with Federal law enforcement agencies to ensure that such persons are brought to book. Security operatives have been put on red alert to prevent any re-occurrence of this dastardly act. Be warned that, Security agencies operating in Bayelsa State are federal agencies and can deal with any breach of the law anywhere.”
– CAJ News