Calls for community vigilance
Eight centres in Edo state have been identified as CELLS, where members of the Indigenous People Of BIAFRA (POB) and Eastern Security Network hold their meetings to strategize for the various attacks in the South-Eastern part of Nigeria.
The Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of the South-South zone, DIG Moses Jitoboh, disclosed this on Wednesday in Benin City during a stakeholders’ meeting.
He said the eight centres are located in Abudu, Ebelle, Igueben, Iguelaba and Okhuaihe.
Other centres are situated in OLOGBO, Ubiaja and Igbanke.
The Deputy Inspector General of Police advised indigenes of the identified communities to be vigilant, adding that the police and other security agents must be contacted if they observe any infringement in their areas.
The DIG said that, Out of the six states in the South-South region, only Bayelsa and Edo states are peaceful as he attributed the peace to the people in those states.
DIG Jitoboh stated that he is in Edo State on the directive of the Inspector General of Police to preach peace in the region.
He stressed the need for the police authority to work with members of the vigilante in Edo state as their roles in checking crime are important.
Earlier, the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone five, Benin city, AIG Isaac Akinmoyede, commended Edo state police command for the effective security network put in place to combat Criminal activities.
The commissioner of police Edo state police command, Philip Ogbadu, assured that there would be no hiding place for criminals to operate in the state.
Some stakeholders who spoke at the security meeting urged the Federal government to recruit more persons into the Police force.