The Secretary to Delta State Government (SSG), Barr. Chiedu Ebie has said that the state government is determined to fish out the bad eggs among the herdsmen that are residing in the State while he urged Deltans to be calm and peaceful.
The SSG made this declaration in a meeting with members of Anioma Security Watch in his office at the Government House, Asaba, on Tuesday July 16, 2019. The SSG worried over the seven day ultimatum issued by the outfit to herdsmen to quit Anioma land last week, maintained that Delta state has been peaceful adding that the peace should be maintained for the state to continue to develop in all ramifications. SEE ALSO:IMPUNITY OF HELMSMEN, HERDSMEN, THE SHAME OF A NATION
Barrister Ebie stated that not all herdsmen are bad adding that the government is doing its best to fish out the bad ones residing in the state. He urged members of Anioma Security Watch to concentrate on fishing out the bad elements among the herdsmen and not target them in generality saying that every society has bad people among them and therefore all efforts should be geared towards bring out those tarnishing the image of others.
Furthermore, he said extreme measures can never bring solution to any problem, while he maintained that Delta state has a governor whom the people’s well being is his utmost concern. Adding that the governor is working tirelessly to ensure that there are peace and progress in the state.
The Director, Department of State Security Delta State, who was present at the meeting, said the letter and the subsequent peaceful protest by the organization was a wake-up call for his department saying that there is no way the police can function effectively without the help of the local police. He stated that henceforth, his unit would involve Anioma Security Watch in strategic reviews.
On his own part, the Commissioner of Police, Delta State, thanked members of Anioma Security Watch for the support they have been giving to the police force while he urged them to remain calm as the police force and the state government is doing everything possible to ensure that Delta state is peaceful.
BY NICHOLAS EBEGBONI