The Brass Patriotic Forum (BPF), a socio-cultural organisation in Bayelsa State, has commended the House of Representatives for directing the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) to suspend ongoing surveillance contract by some companies including, Darlon Security Services.
The BPF in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Miss Laura Spiff, said the suspension of the contract was timely as the overbearing activities of the companies especially Darlon Security Services had become a great cause for concern.
The organisations alleged that as a result of its activities in Brass Local Government Area, a good number of youths have been sent to their early graves.
Spiff further alleged that it was Darlon Security Service through its Brass Coordinator, one Mr Oye, that mobilised a squad to storm a community youth election in Okpoma Kingdom early this year.
According to her, no responsive government will keep mute while a group with support from a company will go around terrorising its citizens with monies meant for securing oil facilities.
The BPF called on all traditional and community leaders to join hands in putting a stop to the activities of Darlon Security Services, adding that the agreement reached in the Presidential Amnesty Programme was that all pipeline security jobs should be given to the host communities since they know their areas better.
The statement therefore urged the Bayelsa State House of Assembly to as a matter of urgency order the immediate arrest and prosecution of the Chief Executive Officer of Darlon Security Services, Mr. David Lyon if he refuses to appear before its Security Committee to clear his company’s name of all the allegations levelled against it.
Spiff also advised those playing politics with such an important security matter to desist and face reality, realizing that it may turn against them tomorrow.