The Bayelsa State government has condemned in strong terms the murder of a 100-level student of the state-owned Niger Delta University, Miss Seiyefa Fred, by a suspected gang of cultists.
The state commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr Daniel Iworiso-Markson, described the murder of Seiyefa as shocking, reprehensible and unacceptable.
He said that the government would do everything to ensure that those who perpetrated the dastardly act were fished out and brought to justice.
The commissioner said that the government was elected primarily to bring peace, security, development and stability to the state and would not condone the murder of innocent people.
Iworiso-Markson urged the people of the state to be united as the government intensifies efforts to rid Bayelsa of cultists and criminal elements, who place no value on human life.
He said that the government is in touch with the police authorities in the state whose men had commenced immediate investigation to unravel those behind the heinous act.
The government’s spokesman also called on the people to volunteer relevant information to the police and relevant agencies on the activities of the miscreants involved in all manner of criminalities in the state.
He said, “The government of Bayelsa received with shock, the gruesome murder of a 100-level student of the Niger Delta University by people suspected to be cultists on a robbery mission.
“The government condemns with all vehemence, this collective assault on our humanity as a people and would do all within our power to address this provocative act.
“Government calls for the cooperation of all our citizens in the days ahead as deliberate efforts would be made to go after those who have declared war on our peace and security.
“This is a task that would involve everybody. We all need to take responsibility for our collective security.
“We must all collectively condemn this and rise up to confront these criminal gangs terrorising our neighborhoods. The perpetrators are not spirits; they live among us. Let us not be silent. Let’s not be afraid or shy away from reporting them because it could be anybody.
“Government commiserates with the family of the late Seiyefa and assures that the killers would not go unpunished.”