Warri — DELTA State Government has renewed its war against kidnappers and oil thieves, with the reconstitution of Delta Waterways Security Committee, DWSC.
The governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, said the major function of the committee was to gather and provide intelligence to the Police, Army, Department of State Security, DSS, and Navy, to enable them to counter kidnappers, oil thieves and other criminals operating on the waterways of the state.
Uduaghan, who was represented by his deputy, Prof. Amos Utuama, SAN, inaugurated the committee, headed by Chief Ayiri Emami at Government House Annexe, Warri.
Former chairman of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, Chief Wellington Okrika, is chairman, Advisory Council of the committee.
He said government selected members of the committee based on their proven competence and charged them to work closely with the security agencies, as DWSC was not an arm-bearing body.
In his response, Chief Emami assured that the committee will live up to expectation, pointing out that the committee lived up to expectation prior to its earlier dissolution.
Meanwhile, Delta State Police Commissioner, Mr. Ikechukwu Aduba, has said that the police were still on the trail of the fleeing kidnappers of Prof. Kamene Okonjo, mother of Minister of Finance, Prof. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who was abducted December, last year.
He spoke to Vanguard in Asaba, just as the Area Commander, Warri, Mr. Hussain Rabiu, said that the police were on the trail of two suspected kidnappers that were wounded, last Friday.