|Henry Dickson, Governor of Bayelsa State|
Communities in Bayelsa State have been enjoined to co-operate with the Joint Task Force, against criminal activities in the creeks and waterways of the Niger Delta.
The Task Force codenamed, Operation Pulo Field, is aimed at stepping down the tide against criminal activities of kidnapping, sea piracy, oil bunkering, operation of refineries, oil theft, oil pipeline vandalization etc.
This is coming at the heels of a raid carried out by the JTF on some kidnappers right in their den in the creeks of Lobia Community in the Southern/Ijaw Local Government area of the state.
Our Correspondent reported that the JTF, following a tip-off swoop on the camps of some operators of illegal refineries who engaged them in a gun battles that dispersed the suspects, some of them with bullet wounds.
In a statement, by Lt. Col. Mustapha Anka, the Media Co-orditor, quoted, tge JTF Commander, Ma. Gen. Emmanuel Atewe as that more successes will be made where the communities comes in partnership with security operatives to stop the ugly trend.