Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside, has applauded the Nigerian Army and the Department of State Services (DSS) over the killing of notorious kidnapper, Igwedibia, Johnson, aka Don Waney.
The Nigeria Army confirmed that Don Waney and two of his accomplices were killed in Enugu.
Dr Peterside, while commending the gallantry of the security men, urged them not to rest on their oars until all criminals in Rivers state had been arrested and persecuted .
He said: This is a confidence-building step towards restoration of law and order in Rivers State.
“The people of ONELGA have been harassed, traumatized, maimed and killed needlessly. This is a great day for the people and end of the road for those who felt this day would never come. For their sponsors, they should know that there is a consequence for every action and a day of reckoning for all of us.
“This is a good warning to all those who think they can be protected and accommodated by politicians. Those who live by the sword will die by the sword; we must give every support to the security agencies to help them rid our state of these criminals.
“Let me also call on the Governor Wike led administration to create policies and programmes that will create employment opportunities for the teeming Rivers youth. The government must go beyond brick and mortar and, fashion out ways of getting our youth employed.
“Rivers has huge potential in agriculture and allied products, I see no reason why the state government has not looked at such opportunities to engage our youth. Government is not just about building houses and painting roads; human capacity development is also very crucial.”