Edo poll security indicators frightening –CP, DSS
Edo poll security indicators frightening –CP, DSS
Edo State Commissioner of police, Mr Lawal Jimeta, and the Zonal Director of the Department of State Services, Mr Mohammed Waziri, on Wednesday raised the alarm on the security situation in  Edo state as it moves closer to the 2020 governorship election.

They described the security situation as frightening.
Addressing the meeting of stakeholders at the state command headquarters of the police in Benin, both security chiefs admitted that security challenges in the state were capable of scaring both local and foreign investors away.

Jimeta and Waziri advised politicians to solve political problems politically so that the security agencies could invest its resources in tackling security challenges.

Jimeta said,”The use of explosives is definitely a worrisome development, not only in Edo State but all over the country. It is our responsibility to ensure that these ugly situations are not repeated. We can only do so by meeting with stakeholders, so that you can talk to your supporters that violence does not bring any development and does not guarantee political success. Violence can only bring destruction and hardship to our people,” he said.

The DSS Director on his part said, “From intelligence, the indicators in the state are very frightening, as the CP says it started like a child play with disruption of meetings and developed into mega disruptions and attacks on peoples residences with arms and IEDs.

“We have intelligence of mobilisations from neighbouring states like Kogi, Bayelsa, Delta, of individuals that can come and cause mayhem in the state. Edo is the next in line in the series of elections in the country. The entire world is watching. Even foreign investors and local investors are expressing these fears.

“Let me also observe that of recent, Edo has been witnessing a series of attacks, as we are talking some technical teams are moving around the three senatorial districts of Edo to interface with stakeholders in resolving the issue of herdsmen and farmers’ clashes.”

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