The folks 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 organising 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 had been additionally kidnapped.
In a communiqué issued after a stakeholders’ assembly held on Sunday night on the Ernest Ikoli Press Centre, Yenagoa, the folks issued a powerful 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 fast and unconditional launch of the hostages of their custody.
Based on the Chairman Communique Drafting Committee, Prof. Kingsley Alagoa, following the actions of these prison components, “we the folks of Nembe and Brass have concluded that the pirates have declared conflict on us, and we will’t fold our fingers and watch them pressure our folks into starvation and hunger.”
The communique learn partially, “We’re certainly very unhappy as we handle you as we speak, following a gathering of stakeholders over the persistent assault and kidnapping of our folks alongside the waterways of Brass and Nembe Native Authorities Areas of the state. The heightened assault and kidnapping prior to now few weeks point out a brand new pattern within the prison act.
“Though their motive just isn’t but recognized, it factors in direction of financial strangulation, notably on the folks of Brass/Nembe Native Authorities Areas.
“The actions of those prison components embody Waylaying of speedboats conveying travellers to Akassa, Nembe, Twon Brass, Okpoama, Odioma, Fantuo, Egwema, Nembe Creek, Okoroma, Oluasiri, Sangana, Opu-Okumbiri, Oginibiri, and so forth.
“When these boats are waylaid, both the outboard engine is carted away, items had been taken away, and normally passengers kidnapped. In some instances, ladies kidnapped had been repeatedly raped. As we communicate, 5 persons are within the hand’s kidnappers. Eight had been launched final week, totalling 13 folks kidnapped from January 1st to this point.
“We, the folks of Brass and Nembe Native Authorities Areas, have agreed to do the next to completely eradicate piracy and the kidnapping inside our territory.
“We, nonetheless, enchantment to the State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, to return to the rescue of the Nembe/Brass Folks. We additionally name on the Commander, Operation Delta Protected; the Flag Officer Central Naval Command, the State Director of State Safety Service and the Commissioner of Police, Nigeria Police Power and different safety companies to assist this effort geared 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.”