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Obaseki, security chiefs meet, strategise to combat farmer-herder clashes in Edo

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L-R: Commander, 4 Brigade Nigerian Army, Brigadier Usman Bello; Edo State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Prof. Yinka Omoregbe; Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki; Edo State Commissioner of Police, Lawal Jimeta, and Edo State Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), after the Security Council meeting, held at the Government House, Benin City.

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Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has disclosed that his administration is firming up strategies with relevant security agencies to tackle cases of farmer-herder clashes in the state.

The governor disclosed, while speaking to journalists after the Security Council meeting held with the state’s security chiefs and other stakeholders at Government House, Benin City.

He further reaffirmed the state government’s commitment towards improving the security architecture in the state in order to protect the lives and property of the citizens and residents.

Governor Obaseki, urged the citizens to support the security agencies to combat crime in the state, saying the meeting was a platform to review the security situation in the state. “We have had extensive consultation; we have 1,234 crime cases on record, out of which 850 are considered serious.

“We have spent time reviewing and doing in-depth analysis on the incidents and categories of crime, as well as the area it’s concentrated. Over the yuletide period, crimes in Edo were significantly reduced,” he said.

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