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  • Updated: May 23, 2024

13 youths declared wanted by police over violence, threat to peace in Bayelsa

13 youths declared wanted by police over violence, threat to

13 people were listed as wanted by the Bayelsa State Police Command Force on Thursday due to a suspected threat to the peace in Yenagoa, the state capital.

According to a statement from the State's Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Musa Mohammed, the 13 youths are guilty of holding a youth election that put the state's peace in jeopardy.

Allnews.ng gathered that the police had earlier issued a warning ordering the suspension of all connected activities leading up to the Epie Atissa Youth Council Election.

The police added, "We also learned that the youths continued with the election despite our and the state government's warnings."

The proclaimed persons' identities were stated by the command as Daniel D Daniel, Koffi Osomewo, Kalime Odede, Daniel Kiebo Johnbull, Tavie Clement, and Yaviekume Super Japhet.

Others include Kieme ThankGod, Kieboye Appah, Famvie Berebo, Henry Okosi, Elliot Tokumbo, Faith Fabiri, and Clinton Wanbira Friday.

The statement read in parts” INTERNAL SECURITY: SUSPENSION OF EPIE ATISSA YOUTH COUNCIL ELECTION AND RELATED ACTIVITIES.

”Due to the recent disturbances and the involvement of unauthorized individuals in the Epie Atissa Youth Council Election, the decision has been made to suspend the election and all related activities. The push by various interest groups for multiple election venues threatens the social harmony currently maintained in Yenagoa.

”The state capital will not compromise its security and peace due to the actions of unruly youths who are unable to reach a simple understanding through civil processes.

”Therefore, all processes related to the Epie Atissa Youth Council Election are suspended until further notice. Anyone caught disrupting or breaching the peace will be dealt with.

”The Command therefore urges all parties to remain calm and adhere to this directive to ensure the continued safety and harmony of our community”.

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