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Violence at Oyorokoto fishing settlement slammed

28 September 2015, 12:00Emeka Okonkwo

Abuja - The Rivers State governorship hopeful, Dr Dakuku Peterside, has decried the spate of killings at Oyorokoto fishing settlement in Andoni Local Government Area.

Unknown gunmen have perpetrated the deadly attacks at the area, the largest fishing settlement in the entire West Coast of Africa.

“The spate of attacks and killings of innocent inhabitants of Oyorokoto must be brought to an immediate halt so that the settlement will continue to provide livelihood to the numerous fishermen and their family members who live and work so hard for a livelihood at the settlement,” Peterside said.

The All Progressives Congress official stressed the need for governments at all levels to exercise their responsibilities to protect lives and property.

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“Governments must not shirk their responsibility of safeguarding life and property of citizens; this is the primary responsibility of government everywhere,” Peterside stressed.

He called on security agents to diligently track down the criminals behind the incessant attacks on the fishing settlement including all those who might be sponsoring the criminals to ensure a final stop is put to such activities in the area.

Peterside called on the inhabitants of Oyorokoto to continue to be peaceful and vigilant but refrain from resorting to any actions that might bring them in collision course with the authorities.

- CAJ News


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