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Man-O-War Boss Warns Against Politicizing Security In Rivers

The Deputy Director, monitoring and operations surveillance of Man-O-War in Rivers State, Rev. Amb. Chriss Natty Rissi has warned against politicizing the security of the state.

Ressi told The Vortex on the sidelines of the inauguration of Governor Nyesom Wike at the Yakubo Gowon Stadium in Port Harcourt that issues of insecurity in the state requires the collective responsibility of all residents.

The man-o-war commander called on the governor to inaugurate the State Neighborhood Watch outfit since the elections in the state have come and gone, stressing that the state security organization will help in fighting the criminal elements in the various communities in the state.

According to Rissi, since the opposition had opposed the establishment of the neighborhood watch claiming that the group may be used for the election, the governor should use his new tenure to put the local security organ to use.

He called on Rivers people to support the efforts of the governor in tackling the security and other challenges confronting the state, adding that the security of the communities can only be tackled by residents who know the terrain of the communities, as strangers or police men posted from other states will take time to know members of the area where they are posted.

The man-o-war boss condemned the recent order by president Mohammadu Buhari revoking holders of licensed guns in the country, describing the executive order as a dangerous one. “How can you revoke gun from people who legal obtained it. What of those using the guns to kill people, where did they get their guns, he queried.

The Ambassador commended youths in the state for maintaining the peace, stressing that most corporate firms long business in the state deliberately refused to employ citizens of the state but rather engage their workforce from outside the state.

He urged youths in the state to remain peaceful and support the state government in its development plans of the state, and urged Governor Wike to fulfill his plans to appoint youths into his new administration.

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