I’ve reported the rising crime rate in Edo to Police boss — Obaseki

I've reported the rising crime rate in Edo to Police boss -- Obaseki

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said that he has reported the rising spate of insecurity in the Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu who has not yet replied to him.
The governor said the state would no longer wait for help from anyone but to adopt a new security plan.

He said this during a Thanksgiving Service in Benin organized for his second term inauguration, blaming the rising insecurity on the #EndSARS protest.

He said nobody is much concerned about the current security situation in the state than himself.

“We have come to the point that we must now secure ourselves. We can no longer continue to wait for help from anywhere, let us do what we can.

“it’s bad enough if citizens are killed, but the worry is that when people attacked and kill the police with impunity when they finish doing that, they will come back to kill the citizens.

“We must now adopt security plans in our religion centers, schools, and communities”,

the governor added.

He said he is constrained as a government, adding

“I called the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, that I am worried that your men are being killed but we are still waiting for response”.

Obaseki disclosed that the state would be investing in intelligence gathering by putting up a system that will make the citizens be giving out information, adding that his administration has completed a design of its own correctional facility, stressing that the construction will soon start.

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Philomena  Ngozi Christopher-Oji was born to the family of the late Michael and Cecilia Ojeogwu of Ubulu-Uku, in Aniocha South Local Government Area, Delta State. She had her primary and secondary education in Nwanoli and Ezemu Girls College, in Ubulu-Uku, before she proceeded to the Delta State University, Abraka, where she studied English and Literary Studies.

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