14 July 2024

Proliferation of firearms, cultism in Edo worrisome – Police


The Commissioner of Police in Edo State, Mr Funsho Adegboye, has described the cases of cult attacks and proliferation of firearms in the state as worrisome.

Adegboye, while responding to a question on the incessant cult attacks in Benin on Tuesday, however, assured that the police would fish out the perpetrators.

“We are equally worried by the spate of proliferation of firearms in this state.

“However, I can assure you that wherever they are, either they keep them at home or hide them anywhere, we shall fish them out and they shall face the full wrath of the law.

“The issue of cultism is worrisome too. The authorities of the Nigeria Police Force, the Inspector-General of Police and his management team are equally worried; members of the public of this civilised state are equally worried.

“We want to assure members of the public, starting from His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Edo State. We have gotten assurances from him and the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun.

“Godwin Obaseki has given us a kind of umbrella backing that whoever we get, not minding where he/she belongs to, that the person should be arrested and we should follow the processes of the law,” he said.

Adegboye assured the people of the state that Edo would soon become a no-go area for cultists.

He, however, appealed to parents and guardians to warn their children and wards against any social vice that could affect the peace of the state.

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