Chairman of Brass Local Government Council in Bayelsa State, Hon. Victor Isaiah, has promised to nip in the bud resurging cases of kidnapping and sea piracy along the waterways of the area.
The council boss, Isaiah, made the promise in a statement signed by his acting press secretary, Pekene Lukas, after a security council meeting at Twon Brass, headquarters of the council.
According to him, being his primary responsibility to secure the lives and property of people of the area, he will do all that is within his power to effectively carry out that responsibility, especially with the resurgence of criminal activities there.
Isaiah stressed that as part of efforts to arrest the surging trend of kidnapping on the waterways, a local vigilante outfit would soon be established in all the communities of the local government.
The council boss also disclosed that the vigilante outfit will partner existing security agencies to provide all round security for the people and the area.
“Criminality of any form is alien to our people; hence, this is not a welcome development and as it is my prerogative to protect lives and property of everyone here, I shall do everything within the law to keep my people safe.
“I will not fold my arms when Brassians and the inhabitants of the council area are living in fear. This menace and other crimes shall not be tolerated.
“In no distant time, we will set up vigilante in every community which will liaise with the respective youth bodies and armed security platform and operatives within the local government area.
“Security is everyone’s responsibility, that is why I am appealing to everyone; my good people to say something, if you see or hear something, as we collectively strive to combat the menace of insecurity bewildering our people”, the statement said.
The council chairman also commended security operatives for their efforts in maintaining peace, while urging them to be more proactive in the discharge of their duties.