The Governor of Bayelsa State, Mr Douye Diri, has called on the Nigerian Army to make its Forward Operating Base at Agge in the Ekeremor Local Government Area operational to beef up security in the area and in the state.
Diri also appealed that the Nigerian Army base in the Oluasiri axis, Nembe Local Government Area, should be made fully operational to check the movement of light arms and other criminal activities.
He made the appeal on Tuesday when the General Officer Commanding, 6th Division, Maj. Gen. Felix Agugo, and other senior officers paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House in Yenagoa.
The governor, who was represented by his deputy, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, said his predecessor built the FOB towards assisting the Nigerian Army, reduce crime in the locality.
He commended the officers and men of the Nigerian Army for their contributions and sacrifices in sustaining peace across the country.
He, however, urged the military to exercise restraint while effecting arrests in Bayelsa communities.