DSP Alamieyeseigha is Dead
Former Governor of Bayelsa State, Diepriye Alamieyeseigha is dead, Signalng reports authoritatively.
SIGNAL reports that a close family source say that the former Governor had been ill, leading to the failure of his two kidneys.
After several hours in coma, Alamieyeseigha passed on, Saturday afternoon.
The Senior Special Assistant to Delta State Governor on Youth and Community Development, Hon. Egbo Victor Okemena (JP), has advised the federal government to be extremely careful with the members of the callous extremist group, Boko Haram, who have been compelled to surrender to the gallantry of the reinvigorated Nigerian Army.
The Governor's aide, was reacting to the October 2nd twin bomb blasts that rocked Abuja, the nation's capital, an attack that was apparently planned to coincide with the nation's 55th independence celebration, barely 24 hours after 80 apostles of the dreaded sect purportedly surrendered to the Nigerian Army.
Logically, it is difficult to believe that the terrorists truly surrendered", the visibly livid Egbo submitted.
However, the fact that the recalcitrant terrorists were constrained to down tools is although a welcome development, but it must be taken with a pinch of salt, as it has the tendencies of achieving the extreme opposites of good and bad consequences depending on the handling.
He said if the insurgents can be surrendering and attacking simultaneously, then there is need for skepticism, absolute caution and not celebration yet.
Hon. Egbo, who is also a UN certified peace Ambassador, said surrendering comes with even a bigger challenge because the terrorists needed to be properly deradicalized, assessed psychologically, re-orientated and most importantly, ascertain their sincerity of purpose before finally reintegrating them to the society.
The Governor's Aide commended the security agencies for their giant strides in the renewed fight aimed at completely stamping out the insurgents.
He also appealed to all Nigerians, particularly the political ruling class, religious and youth leaders to see the fight against Boko Haram as a collective responsibility instead of dangerously politicizing it or making comments that are capable of polarising the country with the divisive sword of ethnic bigotry, religious bias and primordial sentiments.
The Peace Ambassador reminded Nigerians that, chief among the plethora of challenges facing the country, is the issue of Boko Haram. This is because a dead person has no need for all the good things of life and so, we must be alive and safe first, before thinking of the economy, job cum wealth creation, electricity, good roads etc", he continued.
More so, the destruction of lives and properties occasioned by Boko Haram onslaughts cuts across all divides.
The youth leader commiserated with the families of the dead and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured, majority of whom are youths.