Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has said his administration would continue to strengthen its security architecture to protect the lives and property of citizens.
Obaseki, who stated this while inspecting a newly procured Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) in Government House, Benin City, the state capital, noted that the state government has made substantial investment in the state’s security structure to respond to emerging challenges and maintain law and order.
In the same vein, the state’s Commissioner of Police, Johnson Kokumo, assured electorate that the Nigeria Police Force is ready and prepared to ensure a violence-free governorship election come September 19, 2020.
He said: “We are preparing for the election and as a Force, we are doing all we can within our capacity to be proactive. We have been able to identify violence-prone areas. We want to ensure that the pre, election and post-election periods are free of crisis.”
Kokumo said the Police will soon embark on a show of force in the state to send a message across to those planning to ferment trouble before, during and after the gubernatorial election.
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