-By Michael EKOKORUWE:
Council chairmen and security agents from Delta South zone recently held security meeting to synergize and plan towards peaceful 2019 general election and the yutide season. The meeting was conveyed by Sir Itiako Ikpokpo, chairman Association of local government of Nigeria (ALGON) Delta State held at Oleh, Isoko South local government area of the Delta State.
Briefing newsmen after the meeting, Hon. Emmanuel Egbabor, Chairman Isoko North local government area said, the meeting was to share information and ensure that Delta South zone is calm and peaceful during the forthcoming elections and Christmas celebration, stressing that the zone is ready to ensure adequate security of lives and properties.
He commended the security agencies for combating crime even as he urged them to be more proactive and respond promptly to security issues throughout the yutide season.
He noted that security has improved which according to him has reduced crime rate, vandalization of oil pipe line and kidnapping in the state.
Egbabor also commended the council chairmen from various local government areas of the state, area Commanders, the Army, Police, the Navy, Air force and State Security Service (SSS) for the attendance, assuring that Delta South zone is prepared for peaceful 2019 election and yutide season.
Also speaking, ACP Ushman Kanfani Jubrin, area commander Ozoro, Isoko North local government area, stated that the meeting was for security agents to discuss the way forward on issues of security with local government chairmen and political leaders. He added that curbing rampart accidents by Okada riders and adequate security during the yutide season were part of decisions taken during the meeting.