Abuja - Bayelsa Governor, Seriake Dickson, has appealed for the release of Nelson Tempurah, father of the State Commissioner for Tourism Development, Nelson Belief.
Unknown individuals abducted the 78-year-old a few days ago.
“My message to the kidnappers is that the people being held captive should be released without further delay. For those who are thinking of that as a lifestyle, we call on you to desist because it is in your interest to do so,” said the governor.
He alleged the act was aimed at giving the international community the wrong impression about the security situation at the home base of President Goodluck Jonathan.
Speaking at a civic reception organised in his honour by the people of Ogbia Local Government Area, the Governor warned the people against being used by criminal elements within and outside the State.
“Some of those people who are working hard to destabilize our State and discredit the home base of the President may not be even too far. Very few of them are even among us working in collaboration with the people outside to destabilize Bayelsa. But, I know that they will not succeed. 'If anything bad happens here, it gives our detractors happiness. So, I want to use this opportunity to condemn the recent acts of kidnapping that are particularly targeted at Ogbia area to discredit us and create a feeling of insecurity in this Local Government Area. Anything they do to Bayelsa is hot news that makes front page of newspapers. So, you need to caution yourselves,” Dickson said.
He called on the people of the state to be watchful especially as the nation was warming up for the 2015 general election as some criminal elements were looking for means of breaching the security situation in the state.
The Governor said the necessary security measures were being put in place to checkmate the activities of the miscreants and make the state an investment haven.
– CAJ News