By Brave Dickson
A security expert and lecturer at the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT), Dr Steve Wordu has predicted more post lockdown reprisal attacks in Rivers State.
The lecturer at a security forum in Port Harcourt told our correspondent that the diverse crime and criminality that rocked the state during the locking down of Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor Local Government Areas were one too many.
He said the lockdown was characterized by gang killings, palliative corruption, police brutality and extortion as well as sexual and gender-based violence.
Dr Wordu urged security agencies to be on the alert and put measures in place to forestall the looming reprisal attacks that will be occasioned by the lockdown crimes.
“According to him: “During the Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor lockdown, a lot of crimes occurred in the state.
“There will be reprisal attacks arising from the crimes that occurred during the lockdown.
“It is imperative to urge security agencies to be on the alert and put measures in place that will prevent incoming reprisal attacks.”
The lecturer also used the insecurity challenges in the state to describe the state as a volatile state.