Port Harcourt — The Nigerian Police Force has appealed to the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, to assist the force in combating the flood ravaging the Police headquarters and other police stations in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
Bayelsa State Commissioner of Police, Uche Anozia, made the appeal when he paid a courtesy visit to the NDDC Acting Managing Director, Dr Akwagaga Enyia, at the Commission’s headquarters in Port Harcourt.
Anozia lamented that flood had swamped many police stations and barracks under his command and called for urgent assistance from the NDDC to help in restoring full operations in the affected areas.
According to him, “I am seeking intervention with regard to an emergency situation confronting my command.
“The current flood has submerged most of Bayelsa State Police headquarters and other police posts.”
Responding, NDDC Acting Managing Director, Dr Akwagaga Enyia, regretted that the police have had to operate under very difficult conditions.
Enyia assured the Police that as an interventionist agency, NDDC would urgently review the situation and act appropriately.
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She said that the NDDC would continue to support the police with equipment and other things that can make life easier for those who spend nights and days to protect life and property in the country.
In July 2019, NDDC had informed the Commissioner of Police, of its plans to construct a new headquarters and police barracks for the Bayelsa State Police Command, which had been in a makeshift building since the creation of the state.