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Edo Governorship Election: Police, Navy, DSS Embark on Combined ‘Show of Force’


[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Security agencies in Edo on Saturday embarked on a combined exercise tagged “Inter Agencies Show of Force” to alert residents of the state of the agencies’ preparedness for the September 19 governorship election.
Security agencies that participated in the exercise included the Nigerian Army, Nigerian Police Force, and the Directorate of State Services.
Others were the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, Nigerian Air force, Federal Road Safety Corps, the Nigerian Correctional Service, Nigerian Immigration Service and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.
Addressing journalists after the exercise, CSP Chidi Nwabuzor, the Police Public Relations Officer, Edo Command said the exercise was to ensure that the state was well monitored ahead of the election.
Nwabuzor also said it was to send a strong signal to criminal elements in the state that security agencies were ready to ensure a peaceful election and should not be tried adding that, the security agencies were working with the Independent National Electoral Commission to ensure credible election, come next Saturday.
Areas covered during the exercise included Sapele Road, Sokponba Road, Erediawa Road and Murtala Mohammed way.
Others were Ikpoba slope/Ramat park, Aduwawa Road, Upper mission extension, New Benin, New Lagos Road, Boundary road, Airport road, Akenzua road, Ekenhua road and the Uselu/Lagos Road as they gave assurance that, the exercise would continue on Sunday.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]


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