CAJ News Agency (Johannesburg)

28 March 2014

Nigeria: Volunteer Group to Enhance Security in Bayelsa

Abuja — BAYELSA State has approved the setting up of a volunteer group to boost security in the state.

“Bayelsa State Security Council has approved the setting up of the Bayelsa Volunteer, which was established by law. To this end, His Excellency Seriake Dickson, Governor of Bayelsa State has approved the appointment of CSP Idowu Asufi to serve as its Coordinator, while Honorable Enekiyou Boni Ayah will be the Secretary,” read statement from the governor's office in Government House, Yenagoa.

The statement added that the Governor had also approved the appointment of a retired senior police officer to take charge of discipline and control in order to be part of the security architecture of the state.

Approval has also been given for 500 youths and another 50 graduates, who must be between the ages of 18 and 35 for the initial recruitment.

“Furthermore, the leadership structure at the State and Local Government levels will be announced later for inauguration,” read the statement.

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