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Uduaghan decries renewed criminal activities in Delta

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Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State has decried the renewed wave of criminal activities among youths in the state.

The rate of kidnapping, pipeline vandalism and armed robbery has surged in the state creating worries for the government.

Uduaghan spoke on Thursday at a meeting with traditional rulers, security operatives, local government chairmen and other stakeholders in the state in Warri.

He said security is a collective responsibility of everybody and appealed to the people of the state to provide useful information on criminal activities to security agencies.

“Security is everybody’s business. Criminals are not ghosts, they live amongst us and so we should provide useful information to security agencies to help in checking the nefarious activities of criminals. Let me assure you that all information provided will be treated in strict confidentiality”, he said.

While stating that the criminal activities have given the state negative image, he called on Deltans particularly the youths to shun all acts of criminality and embrace the state empowerment programmes to make an honest living for themselves.

 

IDRIS UMAR MOMOH, Warri