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We’re ready for Edo guber poll, police chief vows


The Police Explosive Ordinance Disposal Department (EOD) yesterday said its officers and men were fully prepared for the governorship election holding in September in Edo State.

The special unit of the police also disclosed that henceforth officers and men of the command would clamp down on criminal hideouts.

Commissioner of Police in charge of the command, CP Maikudi Shehu, during his first quarterly conference with officers and unit commanders at the EOD office in Ikeja, Lagos, said there was no cause for alarm.

The CP clarified that when the news of the explosion in Benin City got to his desk, he dispatched experts to the scene only to discover that it was not bomb as reported, but the items were locally made improvised explosives that hoodlums use to intimidate people.

Shehu said with the rising use of explosives by bandits, the EOD has no choice, but to take the battle to the hideouts of criminals.

“We have started taking the battle to their hideouts and we are going to intensify our war. We are serious about it and we mean it. But we cannot achieve a great deal without the cooperation from the members of the public .We need intelligence. We were in Niger State, giving assistance to our other units in the police. We are seriously mopping up the explosives,” he added.

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