July 18, 2024

Attack on soldiers: We’ll flush out cultists, criminals – Edo govt vows


Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has vowed to collaborate with security agencies to flush out criminal gangs in the state.

The governor made this vow when he received the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 2 Division, Nigerian Army, Major General Obinna Onubogu, who was on a courtesy visit to the Government House in Benin City.

He said the state government will not condone a similar incident to what happened in the Okomu area, where Okaigheles and militant groups shot at soldiers, adding that the state government was collaborating with all security agencies to go after all those involved in the incident.

“I have been privileged this morning to receive, in our office, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 2 Division, Nigerian Army, Major General Obinna Onubogu. He is on an inspection of his area of command.

“The military has been of great support to our security efforts in Edo State. The Brigade Commander is a member of our State Security Council, and they have provided tremendous backup and support to the other security agencies in the state.

“Last week, we had an unfortunate incident in the Okomu area where militants and some community youths shot at some soldiers, and fortunately, there were no casualties. We are going after all those involved in the incident.

“We will not accept the level of arms build-up by cultists and Okaigheles in Edo State, and the Edo State Government wants to reiterate that, with the backing of the military, we will go after criminal gangs who are constituting a nuisance in Edo State and building up arms to terrorize citizens,” he noted.



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