Edo election: Security operatives embark on another `show of force’

By Deborah

Benin  – Combined security operatives on Thursday in Benin embarked on another “Operation Show of Force’’ to signify their preparedness to provide adequate security for the Saturday governorship election.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that operatives from the various security agencies in no fewer than 70 patrol vehicles participated in the exercise.

NAN recalls that the operatives had embarked on similarly exercises on Saturday and Sunday in the ancient city.

Convoy of the troops moved from the Police Command Headquarters in Benin at Sapele road, Country home road through Ugbo road.

Other routes covered were the GRA, Adesuwa road, Ihama road and the entire stretch of the Airport road.

Others were Akenzua road, Ehaekpen St., TV road, five junction, Uselu-Lagos road, Upper Mission road and the Ring road

SP Chidi Nwabuzor, the spokesman for the police command in Edo, told newsmen that the exercise was to restate their commitment to provide adequate security for the election.

He urged voters to come out en masse on Saturday and vote for the candidate of their choice, assuring them of the protection of their lives and property before, during and after the exercise.

Security agencies that participated in the exercise include Police, Army, Air Force, Nigerian Customs Service and the Department of State Services.

Others were the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, Federal Road Safety Corps, Nigerian Correctional Service, Nigerian Immigration Service and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.


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