Senator Douye Diri, the Governor of Bayelsa State, has ordered a dusk to down curfew on all waterways in the state, as part of efforts to reduce sea piracy, kidnappings, and other criminal activity along the creeks.
The Special Adviser on Security, CP Agberebi Akpoebi (Rtd. ), told reporters after the 22nd State Security Council meeting in Yenagoa that there would be no movement on the waterways between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. from now on.
“The second is the establishment of a 7pm-6am curfew in our waterways.” Only grave emergency conditions in our communities will be taken into account.”
“In course of today’s state security council meeting, the following decisions were made:
First, was the ban on the use of 200 Horse-Power Engine speed boats in Bayelsa State. This ban is a total one, and applying for permit for its use will not be tolerated.”
The third caution is directed against communities whose lands have been purchased by the government but who continue to act as landlords, inciting protests and disrupting public order in the process.
In its meeting, the council decided that protests by such communities would no longer be tolerated.
In response to recent kidnapping and robbery incidences in Yenagoa and other parts of the state, the government has directed all security agencies to guarantee that perpetrators of such crimes are dealt with swiftly.
These resolutions will go into force immediately, and Bayelsans are encouraged to report anyone who violate them through the Doo-Akpo number on 07006464644.”