By Chiemeka Green, Yenagoa
The newly appointed chairman of the Bayelsa State owned Vigilante Service, Hon. Ari Fekorigha has disclosed that the high level of drug abuse in the state has aided increase in criminality across Bayelsa, especially Yenagoa, the state capital.
He called on all parents and guardians to watch their children’s daily activities and keep keen watch on the kind of friends their children keep or associate with, adding that these days, friends lead friends to join cultism.
The chairman made this known during a meeting penultimate week with the special squad of the Bayelsa Vigilante Team after his appointment.
He however assured members of the public that crime and other social vices inimical to the society would be brought under control under his watch.
Describing security as everyone’s business, Ari charged men of the Vigilante to ensure they assist other security agencies in the state to bring crime to its barest minimum.
He said, “From this day henceforth, we should see ourselves as men saddled with the responsibility of ensuring that our state continues to be safe and secured.
“The government has done very well in ensuring that modalities are being put in place to achieve a safe and secured Bayelsa which, our outfit is one of such modalities.
“I have come in today with a mandate and charge to put in my very best and experiences in fighting crime which you all are selected to be my foot-soldiers. We have been doing it before; I want us all to reactivate our very own best once again, to ensure that those hot spots are being given maximum attention.”