Benin monarch intensifies fight against insecurity


His Royal Majesty, Omo N’Oba N’Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II, Oba of Benin has intensified efforts to fight insecurity in the kingdom. This is following a directive to Dukes in the kingdom to nominate credible persons who will be part of the Security Surveillance Team to be set up by Edo State Government.

The Omo N’Oba who gave the directive at a meeting with the Enigie in the Palace said government has resolved to set up the Security Surveillance Team to help identify criminals and their hide outs in the society.

His Royal Majesty told the Enigie that investigations have revealed that herdsmen and kidnapper as well as other sets of criminals have established camps in the forest in the various villages in Edo State, adding that there was need for the Enigie and the people to provide information that will help security agencies to dislodge such criminal camps in the forest.

The Benin Monarch said those to be nominated by the Enigie will be thoroughly screened to ascertain their integrity and uprightness in carrying out the function and warned the Enigie not to usurp their powers once nominated.

Oba Ewuare II charged those to be nominated to do their work diligently and truthfully and should report any criminal or person with questionable character to the Enogie who will in turn forward same to the relevant security agencies for necessary action.

The Oba of Benin said the Palace is pleased with the Enigie for their loyalty, and dedication over the years and urged them to keep supporting the Palace in order for peace and progress not to elude the people assuring that more good things await the people in the years ahead.