- Much has been said by stakeholders about the rising level of insecurity in Rivers state even before the general elections
- Dakuku Peterside, the director-general of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, (NIMASA) has asked Governor Nyesom Wike to wake up
- Speaking on Wednesday, May 22, Peterside said that life under Governor Wike's administration has remained a terror for residents in the state
Dakuku Peterside, the director-general of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, (NIMASA) has advised Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers to rise to his responsibility and fix the menace of insecurity in the state.
Peterside reacting to the deteriorating level of security in the state characterised by killings, kidnapping, banditry and different kinds of criminality, Vanguard reports.
The NIMASA boss said that Governor Wike’s primary objective is to protect the lives and properties of residents and indigenes in the state.
He said: “Life in Rivers state has become a sort of jackpot as residents who wake up in the morning are not sure of living to see another night, just as those who eventually make it to the night are uncertain they would see the next morning.
“When such residents manage to get a morsel of sleep, they wake up amid the horrors of severed heads, decapitated bodies, and trails of blood. To Rivers residents, day and night have both become emblems of terror.
“In Wike’s Rivers state, people are killed while waiting for or driving in traffic, on the streets, while watching a game of soccer and at home. Both the poor and wealthy live in fear of each other.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Wike had stated that the politicisation of security is responsible for the insecurity across the country.
Speaking during a courtesy visit by the Charge D’Affairs, embassy of Netherlands at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Wednesday, May 8, Governor Wike said when security issues involve opposition states, the authorities play politics.
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