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Dickson meets community leaders over Ammassoma unrest


Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa.

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The Bayelsa State Government is taking steps towards resolving the crisis that engulfed Amassoma community in Southern Ijaw Local Government council of the state.

Governor Seriake Dickson, who held meetings with various stakeholders, including leadership of the community and the Governing Council of the Niger Delta University (NDU), expressed regrets over the sad incident, assuring that government would pick the bills of the injured, as well as burial expenses.

He said a formal delegation would also be sent to commiserate with the bereaved families, while those detained by the police would be released


Dickson stressed that efforts were on to ensure the reopening of NDU to resume academic activities as soon as possible, even as he called on the people to be wary of those he described as failed political leaders and desperate aspirants bent on fomenting crisis to destabilise the state.

A press release by the Special Adviser on Public Affairs, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, said Governor Dickson, who was accompanied to the meeting by former Delta State governor, Chief James Ibori, in Yenagoa, described the incident as unfortunate, sad and avoidable. He urged the people not to take the laws into their hands.

He said government would set up two separate committees to examine the immediate and remote causes of the disturbances, as well as promote genuine reconciliation, peace and unity in Ammassoma.

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