Oshimhole seeks return of check points to stem crime

Edo State Governor Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has called for the re-introduction of police check points to minimise criminal activities such as kidnapping and armed robbery in the state.

The governor who spoke in Benin Monday at a Town Hall meeting organized by the government on security matters said his administration was not relenting on the fight against kidnapping and other crimes. 
He urged citizens of the state not to lose faith in efforts by his government and security agencies against crime even as kidnapping and armed robbery appear to have assumed a more disturbing dimension. He appealed to kidnap victims not to hastily pay ransom to their captors but advised: “You can work quietly with security agencies who work 24 hours. I appeal that you avoid the temptation of working at cross purpose with security agencies.”
Expressing concern with the rise in crime, Oshiomhole noted that in spite of the challenges it posed to inhabitants of the state and security operatives, available statistics show that Edo State remains the most peaceful and secure in the South- south region.
On the issue of the sale of Edo House, he explained that government’s advertisement for the sale was a demonstration of his administration’s commitment to accountability and transparency, adding that previous governments sold government property without any advertisement.
“Our decision to sell the house has not been revised, we are however willing to have an open mind and share with you why I approved decision to sell the house,” he added.

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