The individuals of Nembe and Brass Native Authorities Space of Bayelsa State have vowed to face up in opposition to continued actions of suspected criminals working alongside the Nembe/Brass waterways.
In addition they introduced the establishing of a Nembe-Se Safety Community (NSSN) to help safety companies, collect and share intelligence, patrol and safe the waterways and handover recognized pirates and kidnappers to the suitable safety companies.
DAILY POST had earlier reported that suspected sea pirates kidnapped eight individuals alongside the Nembe/Brass river, and later one other 5 individuals have been additionally kidnapped.
In a communiqué issued after a stakeholders’ assembly held on Sunday night on the Ernest Ikoli Press Centre, Yenagoa, the individuals issued a robust warning to pirates and kidnappers to keep-off Nembe and Brass Native Authorities Areas waterways or face the wrath of the regulation and the gods of the land, whereas demanding the rapid and unconditional launch of the hostages of their custody.
In response to the Chairman Communique Drafting Committee, Prof. Kingsley Alagoa, following the actions of these felony parts, “we the individuals of Nembe and Brass have concluded that the pirates have declared struggle on us, and we are able to’t fold our arms and watch them pressure our individuals into starvation and hunger.”
The communique learn partially, “We’re certainly very unhappy as we deal with you immediately, following a gathering of stakeholders over the persistent assault and kidnapping of our individuals alongside the waterways of Brass and Nembe Native Authorities Areas of the state. The heightened assault and kidnapping up to now few weeks point out a brand new pattern within the felony act.
“Though their motive is just not but identified, it factors in the direction of financial strangulation, significantly on the individuals of Brass/Nembe Native Authorities Areas.
“The actions of those felony parts embrace Waylaying of speedboats conveying travellers to Akassa, Nembe, Twon Brass, Okpoama, Odioma, Fantuo, Egwema, Nembe Creek, Okoroma, Oluasiri, Sangana, Opu-Okumbiri, Oginibiri, and so on.
“When these boats are waylaid, both the outboard engine is carted away, items have been taken away, and typically passengers kidnapped. In some circumstances, girls kidnapped have been repeatedly raped. As we communicate, 5 individuals are within the hand’s kidnappers. Eight have been launched final week, totalling 13 individuals kidnapped from January 1st to this point.
“We, the individuals of Brass and Nembe Native Authorities Areas, have agreed to do the next to completely get rid of piracy and the kidnapping inside our territory.
“We, nevertheless, enchantment to the State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, to come back to the rescue of the Nembe/Brass Individuals. We additionally name on the Commander, Operation Delta Secure; the Flag Officer Central Naval Command, the State Director of State Safety Service and the Commissioner of Police, Nigeria Police Drive and different safety companies to assist this effort aimed toward bringing peace and safety to the state.
“We, the stakeholders, enchantment to well-meaning people from Nembe/Brass, the IOCs and different Nigerians to assist the efforts being made to enthrone security alongside the waterways.”