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Rivers insists crime is under control in the state

23 November 2015, 13:15Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Rivers State Government has hit back at the All Progressives' Congress (APC) for suggesting crimes such as armed robbery and abductions were prevalent in the region.

The government insisted the administration of Governor Nyesom Wike was committed to maintaining security across the state.

“Our attention has been drawn to an uncharitable and false press statement hatched and circulated by the Rivers APC using their media outlets in an attempt to discredit Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike’s efforts at maintaining security across the state,” said governor’s spokesperson, Simeon Nwakaudu.

“Security remains one of the best achievements of Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike’s administration in the last six months, as he has through deliberate investment and strategic planning reduced the high level of kidnapping and armed robbery he inherited from the immediate past administration of the APC in the state.”

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Nwakaudu added that Governor Wike’s administration through the Rivers State House of Assembly had enacted the Rivers State Anti-kidnapping and Anti-Cultism Law with stiff penalties to offenders and their accomplices, which had aided security agencies arrest and prosecute suspects across the state.

“Governor Wike’s commitment to security is further exemplified by his revival of the judiciary deliberately destroyed by the Rivers APC to promote insecurity. Nobody is deceived by the lies of the APC,” he said.

Nwakaudu said the administration had also equipped the police and other security agencies with 64 patrol vans fitted with state-of-the-art communication technology to fight kidnapping, armed robbery and other crimes and reintroduced provision of adequate logistics to the security agencies which was stopped by the last APC administration in the state.

“It is disheartening that the APC in Rivers State has become so desperate as to play politics with the security of the good people of Rivers State.

It is high time security agencies took a closer look at the leadership of the Rivers APC as they are neck deep in unpatriotic and subversive actions against the government and people of the state,” Nwakaudu said. 

- CAJ News


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