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Edo communities protest over alleged plan to withdraw security personnel

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Over twenty two communities in Nikorogha, Ovia South West Native Authorities Space of Edo State, have protested towards alleged plans by some influential people to trigger the elimination of safety personnel deployed to the world by the state authorities.

DAILY POST reviews that the residents who’re primarily Ijaw-speaking, stated the presence of safety personnel has made the communities extra inhabitable to them.

The protesters who got here out of their numbers had been armed with placards with completely different inscriptions, corresponding to, “Come to our assist Mr Governor”, “We want peace to do our companies in Nikorogha”, and “Armed robbers come right here to rape and rob our wives and ladies”, amongst others.

Talking with newsmen, the chairman Nikorogha neighborhood, Friday Benson, appealed to Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, to increase the keep, and improve of presence, of safety brokers deployed to the neighborhood.

Benson, nevertheless, recommended Obaseki for making certain that peace and safety prevail within the communities in addition to linking the communities by means of street building.

“What we’re saying in essence is that no person ought to truncate the trouble of the governor by planning to take away safety from our communities.

“There’s a nice enchancment of safety within the final one 12 months and a half. We thank the governor for offering the wanted safety

“Prior to now, no person sleeps with two eyes closed, we had been subjected to a number of assaults. However right this moment we have now a robust presence of safety with the deployment of particular forces at Mile 3.

“Their presence has checkmated insecurity being perpetrated within the land by some unscrupulous components,” he stated.

On his half, Chairman of Elders Council, Philip Polo, who known as for extra deployment of safety to the communities, additionally thanked the governor for his efforts in street building in Nikorogha.

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