Edo elections; Police assure residents of adequate security

Edo elections; Police assure residents of adequate security

The Police Command in Edo has assured residents of adequate security in the lead-up to the Sept. 19 governorship election in the state.


Mr Johnson Kokumo, the state Commissioner of Police, gave the assurance on Wednesday, while briefing the Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, on the preparations for the election at his palace in Benin.


Kokumo said adequate security would be provided before, during and after the election in spite of the seeming rising tension in the state.


He said that measures had been taken to tackle any effort to foment trouble or promote violence and breakdown of law and order before, during and after the poll.


Kokumo said that anyone found wanting, irrespective of his or her position, would be made to face the full wrath of the law.


He said that the police had joined forces with sister security agencies, including the military, to ensure that the election was violence free.


Responding, the monarch advised youths in the state not to allow themselves to be used as thugs by politicians to disrupt peace during the poll.

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