The Bayelsa State government is seeking the support of residents to tackle issues of cultism and other criminal activities.

In a statement on Friday, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Security Matters, Dr. Boma-Spero Jack, expressed concern about the increasing cases of cultism, armed robbery and other related crimes, particularly in Yenagoa and its environs.

Recently, a 16-year-old 100 level student of Niger Delta University, Miss Seiyefa Fred, was killed by suspected cultists in Amarata neighbourhood of Yenagoa and Dr. Jack condemned the act.

Sympathising with the families of the deceased, the security adviser expressed the government’s commitment to putting in place adequate security measures to safeguard the people’s lives and property. 

He urged the members of the public to see security as a communal activity.

He added that the citizens should always provide useful information that would facilitate efforts to safeguard the society. 

Jack attributed the current wave of crime in the state to cultism and use of hard drugs by youths.

According to him, the government is particularly collaborating with the state special security outfit, tagged “Operation Doo-Akpo’’, to effectively combat crime and criminality in the state.

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He urged members of the public to always call 07006464644 — the special dedicated phone line of “Operation Doo-Akpo’’ — whenever they were in distress so as to provoke quick response.

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