Almost all traditional rulers and LGA bosses in Rivers live in Port Harcourt – report


* As group call on the commissioner of police to withdraw security attached to traditional rulers operating outside their areas

Gladys Nweke

A socio cultural group, the Niger Delta Dialogue Advocacy for Policy And Peace (NDDAFP), has called on the commissioner of police In Rivers state to withdraw police security attached to traditional Rulers whom have abandoned their domains but visit their community with police escorts

The chairman of the group, Rear admiral Nicholas Bakpo (Rtd) at a courtesy visit to the commissioner of police in Rivers State noted that 80 per cent of local government chairmen and traditional rulers operate from Port Harcourt, the state capital, instead of their Local Government Areas

He suggested in his address that withdrawing the security details from these traditional rulers would tackle some of the security breaches happening in most their communities.

The group has also called on police to checkmate the activities of OSPAC, a private security outfit, who they alleged to be ex-cultists who sometimes indulge in killing so to avoid reprisal attack.
Responding, the commissioner of police in Rivers State, Joseph Mukan, while commending the group, said all hands must be on deck to achieve tight security in the state.

He said the command is tackling security issues by partnering with local vigilante groups trained by the police for effective community policing.