Security: Edo Police Commissioner Scores Obaseki High

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By Reporter

The Commissioner of Police in Edo State, Abutu Yaro has disclosed how Governor Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki made Edo Security Architecture the best in Nigeria.

Yaro, also poured encomium on Mr. Obaseki for his untiring support for the State Police Command in his determination to make the Edo the safest state in Nigeria.

He made these disclosures when he addressed a gathering of stakeholders made up Civil Society Organisations(CSOs), Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), members of Edo State Security Network (ESSN) and senior police officers from the Benin Area Command, penultimate weekend, as part of a continuation of the state Security Council Consultative Engagement.

According to Yaro, the purpose was “to sensitise the stakeholders on the security architecture, the innovation that we have brought to bear; the challenges we have experienced; the reforms and the reengineering that we have put in place and all that’s necessary to be done in order to ensure that climate of security in Edo State remain topnotch.”

The hardworking police boss used the opportunity to pour praises on Obaseki for his initiatives.

“I want to use this forum to commend the Governor of Edo State for initiating this process and for bringing in new and robust security reengineering model. As I speak, the Governor has emplaced an elaborate CCTV camera system that covers almost every strategic place in the state capital.

“As I speak, the Governor has reinforced the Police Command with additional special forces components from Abuja in order to enable the professional capacity of the Command to remain consistently high.

“He has equally donated 15 new operational vehicles to the Police Command which are already deployed to the division and I speak in all the 58 Police Divisions in Edo State with are operating with functional mobility.

“That’s to say, we have functional vehicles. And as I speak, the elements of lubricants, petrol and diesel required to power these vehicles have been emplaced.

“That’s to say, as I speak Edo State remains top in terms of logistics preparedness to confront criminality and we are grateful to the governor of the state and his security team of Government House who have worked day and night to ensure that the Police capacity is enhanced.”

The Commissioner also identified the cooperation of Edo people and praised them for their support in ensuring the success of the new direction in the state security architecture considering.

He assured the commitment of the police. “We (the Police) are willing, ready and prepared to put in extra mileage to ensure that you sleep with your two eyes closed.

“In furtherance of this, therefore, I can confidently attest that in the last 90 days the road between Benin and Ekpoma has not witnessed any kidnapping.

“I can equally attest that in the last 20 days we have only one kidnapping attempt on Benin to Lagos Expressway.”

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