Health Commissioner to pay medical bills of victims of Police shooting

Factual Pursuit of Truth for Progress


By Adesoba Toluwalope.

The Governor of Bayelsa State, Douye Diri, has directed the commissioner for Health to bear the treatment bills of the victims of the police shooting that occurred in Edipie axis, Yenagoa.

It was recorded that some policemen inflicted injuries on four female traders in the area when they carelessly fired shots to clear traffic in the market.

The victims were taken to the hospital and are currently recuperating.

The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Biriyal Danbo SAN, during a rundown of the outcome of the third state Security Council Meeting, told the media of the Governor’s directives.

The Governor also commended the actions of the Security agencies during the #ENDSARS protest, urging them not to get sidetracked by events happening all over the world.

He added that the good working relationship of all leaders holding a post in the Security agencies, made the #ENDSARS protest a peaceful one.

Governor Diri also reached out to the Youths, congratulating them for achieving a peaceful protest even while letting their voiced to be heard.

He said, “Let me use the opportunity to announce the Constitution of the Advisory Committee on the prerogative of Mercy. The body will be chaired by the Attorney General and Commission for Justice. The names of other members, Statutory and otherwise, will be announced later.

“Let me also thank God, on behalf of the Bayelsa State Security Council, for keeping our State in Peace till today. Our Holy Book tells us that the watchman watch in vain if the Lord does not watch over the city.

“Clearly in Bayelsa, God Almighty is helping all the Security Chiefs and the government. That can only be the explanation that even during the #ENDSARS protest, Bayelsa was guided by God’s hands.

“Let me equally thank the Youths for their understanding and for jealously guarding the few infrastructure in our State, either built by the State government, the Federal government or private individuals.

“By this singular act, you have told the world that you will love your state and that you abhor violence or anything that will reduce and bring down your own State.

“The #ENDSARS protest did not find a violent space in Bayelsa. I appreciate you and pray that you keep the synergy between you, the Bayelsa government and the people of the State.”


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