Rivers council boss expresses concern over five kidnapped persons in Bonny

Posted by News Express | 3 December 2020 | 653 times

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•Bonny LGA chairman, David Irimagha


By DANIEL ABIA, Port Harcourt

David Irimagha, Council Chairman of Bonny Local Government Area of Rivers State, has restated the deter­mination of his administra­tion to secure the release of the five persons kidnapped at Banigo Community since September 12, 2020.

Irimagha stated this during the commissioning of a gunboat, “Bonny LGA Crime Watch 02” donated by his administration to the Marine Division of the Nigeria Police Force, Bon­ny Division in Bonny.

The five kidnapped persons including Daniel Hart, Theophilus Ibiama, Thompson Allison, Sunny Hart and Dagogo Jackmay were kidnapped at a funeral two months ago.

The council chairman noted that the donation was in line with the policy thrust of his administration to mainstream the security and wellbeing of the people of the area, explaining that the gunboat would be uti­lised by the Marine Police in their operations to secure the waterways around Bon­ny Local Government Area.

The new gunboat was commissioned by the Amanyanabo and Natural Ruler of Bonny Kingdom, His Majesty, King Edward Pepple III, Perekule XI, rep­resented by the Secretary of the King Perekule Palace, Abel Attoni, who was ac­companied by the Secretary of the Bonny Chiefs Council (BCC), Arthur Willie-Pepple.

Also present were the heads of some security agen­cies in the Bonny Local Gov­ernment Area including the Commanding Officer, For­ward Operating Base, Nige­rian Navy, Bonny, Navy Capt. Badamasi Yahuza, who was represented by the Base In­telligence Officer (BIO), Lt. Nasir Yusuf, Divisional Po­lice Officer (DPO), Bonny, SP Usman Sadiq, Divisional Of­ficer, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, Kaizer Nelson, among others. (Daily Independent)

Source: News Express

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