Governor of Bayelsa State, Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to prevail on his Minister of State for Agriculture, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, and the leader of the All Progressives Congress in the state, Timipre Sylva, to stop sponsoring killings and destabilizing the peace of the state.
The Governor also called on President Muhammadu Buhari to prevail on his party leaders to stop aiding criminals and their harmful activities in state.
The Governor said he was of the view that the President Buhari might not be aware of the activities of Lokpobiri and Sylva, which he said are inimical to peace and stability.
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He accused them of conniving with some elements in Abuja to sponsor activities against the peace, security, stability and development of Bayelsa.
Dickson also advised Bayelsans to resist any attempt by any group of persons to turn the state into a killing field.
A statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson, quoted Governor Dickson to have made the comment while speaking at the monthly transparency briefing in Yenagoa on Thursda
He said, “ I want to call on political leaders of Bayelsa to stop destabilizing and playing politics with law and order in our communities. They should stop what they are doing in camping criminals and terrorists.
“I have issued statements before calling on the President òf the Federal Republic òf Nigeria to call his party leaders in this state to order, especially his Minister for State, Heineken Lokpobiri, Who is the one that has armed and equipped the people that have subjected communities to this level of insecurity.
“All the guns and equipment they have been been using to terrorize the people are provided by Lokpobiri. I have evidence that by the 3rd of January, this Kareowei and his killers from Ekeremor were celebrating together.
“Bayelsa remains one of the sa