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Tight security in Yenagoa as Osinbajo visits Bayelsa

By NAN   |   10 February 2017   |   11:44 am  

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Security has been beefed up in Yenagoa, as the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, visits Bayelsa on Friday in continuation of his fact-finding tour of the Niger Delta region.

Armed soldiers, policemen and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps personnel deployed for duties were visible on the streets and strategic parts of the Yenagoa, the state capital.

Traffic was diverted from the roads leading to Bayelsa Government House, Ovom area, where Prof. Osinbajo is expected to hold an interactive session with stakeholders on the ongoing peace process in the region.

Pedestrians were, however, allowed to pass through the road after screening by security operatives.

The Bayelsa Police Command`s Spokesman, DSP Asinim Butswat, told NAN on Friday that the command was adequately prepared to make the visit hitch-free and warned miscreants to keep away from venue of the interactive session.

“Attendance is strictly on invitation.

‘‘The Command therefore advises all law abiding citizens to go about their lawful and legitimate businesses.

“The gathering of people not invited for the programme at any point within the state will not be tolerated, as adequate security measures have been put in place to curtail activities of miscreants,” Butswat said.



  • vincentumenyiora

    We commend the idea if visits to see the facts/ problems first hand and not through hear-says; Nigerians need their leaders to move about more and get identified with the numerous problems afflicting them and not sit back receiving visitors in the Villa all Day! Go and see things yourselves 1st-hand, and meet the people in such occasions! We hope the issue of ‘grazing’ right will be discussed with the people especially referring to the article in the ‘Sahara Reporters’ and the nagging problem in Kaduna South! Nigeria should, so soon as possible – i. e. immediately set out to create ranches and abattoirs – in fact a viable Industry, in the empty lands in the North to take charge of the impending crisis in Nigeria about this herdsmen and their herds discovered to now include foreigners infiltrating Nigerian boarders unchecked!!

  • real

    This is exactly what the president should have being doing if he had the ability to govern. sometimes it is not only that you did something, but the appearance of doing something. This VP is doing the right thing by visiting and listening. He should continue it across the country, if only to provide moral support.

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