PDP alerts IGP, DSS over insecurity threats to Rivers State

By Myke Uzendu, Abuja

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has charged the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, as well as the Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Yusuf Magaji Bichi, to take decisive action against threats by feuding factions in the All Progressives Congress (APC) to unleash terror in Rivers state.

The party in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan expressed concerns that despite the threats of bloody showdown by an APC gang alleged to be loyal to the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, the security agencies are yet to take any action to stop the gangs and their sponsors from using the state as a battleground for their violent tussle.

The PDP said it is more disturbing that the Police and DSS had failed to act, in spite of entreaties from the state government asking them to intervene following the great danger that the bloody threats portend to the citizens, residents and businesses in the state.

It is also instructive to note that the failure of the security agencies to pull in members of the gangs and their sponsors is emboldening them.

“Nigerians are aware that the APC is sinking by the day but it should not be allowed to drag the nation or any part thereof in its inevitable descent to abyss” the party stated.

The PDP urged the Police and the DSS to take action by pulling in the leaders and sponsors of the gang, particularly those reported to be operating from Abuja, for questioning, especially as such individuals are alleged to be boasting that they are untouchable and that nobody can stop them from having their way in the state.

The PDP also charged Nigerians to remain at alert within the ambit of the law.

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