Amaechi Moves Against Criminals

Gov. Rotimi Amaechi

Gov. Rotimi Amaechi

Gov. Rotimi Amaechi

Following incessant robbery attacks in Port Harcourt, the the Rivers State capital, southsouth Nigeria, the state Governor,  Chibuike Amaechi has assured Rivers people of security.

There have been recent armed robbery attacks around banks in Port Harcourt.

Governor Amaechi also sounded a clear warning to criminals to stay away from Rivers State.

Speaking through his Spokesman, Mr. David Iyofor, the Governor revealed that plans have been put in place to fight the recent wave of criminal activities in the State capital, which he attributed to the coming Christmas season.

“The Governor is working tirelessly in collaboration with security agencies in the state and would stop at nothing to ensure that these acts of criminality are nipped in the bud,” Iyofor said.

“These criminals seem to specialise in robbing banks or people going to or coming from banks or persons moving cash to or from banks.

“Our investigations have revealed that these robberies are perpetrated by gangs who are in a mad rush for money to spend in the fast approaching yuletide season.

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“These  bank and associated robberies we are seeing in the past few weeks are Christmas related. But we want to assure residents of the State that new and fresh security measures are now in place to deal with these criminals.

“We want to assure residents of Port Harcourt that we are on the trail of these criminal gangs, and sooner than later, they would have to answer for all their heinous crimes,” he added.

According to him, “specific security arrangements have been put in place to deal with these criminal elements. We urge the people to remain calm and extremely vigilant as they go about their daily business.”

Amaechi further warned these criminals to pack and leave Rivers State immediately or be ready to face the full wrath of the law and the state government.


By Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt

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