Worried by the growing spate of insecurity in Rivers State as well as some parts of the country, Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) has viewed Governor Nyesom Wike’s tough stance on insecurity as appropriate.
He also gave an ultimatum to all local government chairmen in the state to ensure that all bushes used as criminal hideouts by kidnappers and armed robbers are brought down particularly the Emohua axis of the East-West Road leading to the Kalabari and the Ogoni areas.
The governor further expressed his administration’s readiness to end cultism, kidnapping and armed robbery in the state.
On a sad note, the government of the United Kingdom (UK) has included Rivers State amongst other states in Nigeria it has warned its citizens not to travel to because of insecurity.
According to the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, a report on Safety and Security of UK citizens advised them not to travel to Rivers, Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Gombe as well as other states of the riverine Niger Delta region.