Guv Godwin Obaseki has actually raise a fresh alarm that some political leaders are stockpiling weapon and also bringing hudlums in advance of the September gubernatorial elections in Edo state.
He promised that such ruffians as well as their employers will certainly be detained as well as prosecuted.
The Governor kept in mind that the fresh alarm is based upon knowledge records from safety and security agencies.
Obaseki made this known in a declaration on Thursday, in Benin by Crusoe Osagie, his special advisor on media and communications strategy.
He stated the thugs are being smuggled right into the state via riverine areas however the federal government will certainly not fold its hands and also enable them to implement their strategies.
“The Edo State Government has received intelligence reports that some unscrupulous politicians are mobilising hoodlums from neighbouring states to come into Edo through the riverine communities and other land borders, to cause mayhem,” he said.
“We want to put the public on alert and warn them to be wary of strange faces and movements in their neigbhourhoods. Once such suspicious persons are identified, members of the public are advised to alert security agencies and the government so that appropriate action will be taken.
“In this light, we warn those stockpiling arms and plotting to cause mayhem to be assured that the government will spare nothing in ensuring that they are identified, arrested and brought to justice, no matter who they are.
“Governor Godwin Obaseki is charged with the duty of protecting the lives and property of Edo people. He will not abdicate this role because of political expediency.
“This is why he signed the gazette to ensure proper management of political gatherings, a move that was informed by the insights from an epidemiological study conducted by researchers at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH).”