The Delta State Government rose from Security Council meeting on Wednesday, announcing ban on the movement of all speedboats of two horse power and above on the waterways in Warri North Local Government Area of the state.
The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Ovuozorie Macaulay, who disclosed this to reporters after the Security Council meeting chaired by Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan, also reminded that “the existing law banning the activities of youths organisations in the state is still in force.”
Flanked by Delta state Commissioner of Police, Ikechukwu Aduba and other heads of security agencies, Mr. Macaulay commiserated with the victims and families of the recent skirmishes in Warri North Local Government.
“Security agencies are on top of the situation and they should be allowed to do their work. Council notes with regret the recent happenings in Warri North local government area within the last few days.
“We wish to commiserate with victims and affected families. Security operatives are in control of the situation and they should be allowed to do their duties. People should be calm and go about their normal duties.
“Council approved the immediate ban on all movement on the waterways in Warri North Local Government Area from 6pm to 7am to check further skirmishes in the area,” the SSG said.
While appealing for calm, Mr. Macaulay was delighted that the state capital, Asaba has been peaceful, enjoining the people to give necessary cooperation to security agencies in the discharge of their duties.
Also speaking the Police Commissioner noted that the recent attempted bank robbery in Asaba was foiled, saying “There is no state that is crime free but we foiled the robbers and these guys came from Lagos”.
He called on the people to be more vigilant and provide timely useful information to the police.