The Bayelsa State Commissioner of Police, Mike Okoli, has revealed that the state command underneath his watch faces the dearth of primary crime-fighting tools, operational automobiles and lack of manpower to combat crime and criminality within the state.
Mike Okoli, made the revelation in Yenagoa, the state capital through the go to of the pioneer Assistant Inspector-Normal of Police, Austin Agbonlahor to the Command headquarters.
The Commissioner whereas outlining the achievements recorded by the Nigerian Police within the state since his assumption of workplace, famous that the peculiar terrain of the state, the riverine nature, afford criminals the chance to strike and disappear into the ocean and creek”
Based on Mike Okoli, although the State Police Command has been attempting its finest inside the restricted assets out there to it, the command with over 26 divisional headquarters and 4281 personnel doesn’t have a single operational Armoured Personel Provider, gunboat and different crime-fighting tools.
Okoli instructed the AIG that on arrival on the Bayelsa Command, the noticeable crimes within the state had been that of kidnapping, sea piracy, cultism, communal and chieftaincy disputes, pipeline vandalism and unlawful bunkering, “we focused the discount of crime and criminality regardless of our challenges.”
“We all the time try to make sure that crime doesn’t happen however when it does, we. Should reply rapidly. Above all, we have now been in a position to maintain relative peace within the state.”
Okoli, nevertheless, listed as a part of the police command achievements, the immediate arrest of the gang chief of the Azikoro Church killing and restoration of their AK47 rifle, the rescue of kidnap victims, foiling of kidnap makes an attempt and determination of a number of protests within the state. “