Bayelsa State Government has debunked claims by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that there is an upsurge of violent crimes and general insecurity in some parts of the state.
It described the claims as another suspicious utterance by the state opposition party to play politics with the lives of the people of the state.
A chieftain of the APC, Comrade Preye Bagou had in a statement on Tuesday, September 14, expressed concern over the rising cases of insecurity in the state in recent months.
According to the APC, the noticeable violent crimes ranged from the abduction of old men and women and brutal killings of young Bayelsans across the state.
Reacting to the allegations, the spokesman to Governor Diri, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, said the state is the safest among states of the federation and those behind the fictitious claims should desists in order not to incur the anger of the people.
He said: ”Do they want Bayelsans to suspect their motive or suspect them to be planning to instigate insecurity. Bayelsans will start looking at the party in that direction.They should not use Bayelsa people for politics.
“Because the APC has nothing to talk about, they are talking about a state that is most peaceful. They shouldn’t provoke Bayelsa people to anger. We need to educate them. Why are they not talking about the states in the North? They should not use Bayelsa to play politics. Bayelsa is safe and it is the safest among all states of the Federation. Governor Douye Diri is keeping Bayelsa safe.
“Instead of talking about state that is safe, they should start asking President Buhari why his state, Katsina is not safe. Have they criticized the President for being unable to keep the states of the North safe? We warn them not to do anything that will instigate insecurity in the state. Instead they should join hands with the state government to continue keeping the state safe. We are not saying those things don’t happen but they are few”, he added.