Governor Nyesom Wike (Rivers Government House)

River state governor Nyesom Wike Friday launched River State Security Initiative Policy to protect the lives and property of residents of the oil-rich state.

Concise News gathered that this policy, tagged “Operation Sting”, was designed to enhance the security of the state.

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Speaking at the Sharks Stadium, Port Harcourt, Wike said that the initiative was a signal for criminals to understand that there was no hiding place for them in the state in anymore.

Charging security agencies to make good use of the logistic arrangement put in place by the Rivers state government, Wike said the policy would be extended to every part of the state including the waterways.

“Operation Sting is our own specialized security initiative anchored on an integrated and coordinated approach fully funded by the Rivers state government to effectively tackle both the sources and drivers of insecurity,” he said.

“The operation is also to fight against every security threat to our state, our persons and our properties in other to create the right social environment to drive our development.

“Under Operation Sting we have taken concrete steps to strengthen the logistics and operational capability of the civil and armed security forces.”