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Insecurity: Obaseki Declares Curfew In Edo, As Army Begins Operation by 9jaBlogger: 9:37am On Nov 21
The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has again imposed 10pm to 6am curfew across the state to checkmate the rising level of insecurity in Edo State, Igbere TV reports.

This is even as the governor urged security agencies in the state to check the activities of hoodlums and criminals following the hijack of the #EndSARS protests in the state.

Obaseki spoke on Friday when he received the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 2 Division Nigerian Army, Major General Anthony Bamidele Omozoje, at the Government House, Benin City.

Igbere TV reports that the visit was to inform the governor on plans by the military to embark on a seven-day heightened security operation to fish out criminal elements in the state.

The governor who thanked the Chief of Army Staff and other senior security officers for refusing to be compromised and ensured that Edo had a free, fair and credible election, said their actions have saved and sustained democracy in the State and Nigeria.

Obaseki said: “We have a subsisting curfew in Edo, which is being breached. To support your seven-day heightened security effort, we are reinforcing the curfew from 10pm to 6am daily. The town should be on lockdown and anyone found outside within this period should be dealt with according to the law.”

The governor said during the #ENDSARS protest, Edo was a hotspot, as hoodlums took advantage of the heightened anxieties surrounding the September 19 governorship election to cause mayhem.

Obaseki, who assured of the government’s support, thanked the commanding officer for the moves made, which he said would ensure normalcy is restored in the State ahead of the yuletide season.

He noted: "We will increase consultations with various stakeholders, traditional rulers, youth groups and religious leaders over the seven-day operation to sensitize them and solicit for their support, cooperation and information to help rearrest the fleeing inmates from our correctional centers.

"We have their data and we would commence flashing their names and pictures on social media, television stations and other media platforms. We would release hotlines for citizens to call and give vital information to security agencies, especially information on those that have arms and ammunition in their custody".

Speaking earlier, Major Omozoje said he is in the state to collaborate with other sister security agencies to see how to consolidate on the gains being made in curbing the rate of criminality witnessed after the EndSARS protests.

"We need to go actively after these criminals in order not to give them the liberty to operate. The seven days heightened security operation will involve all security agencies to arrest criminals and recover arms and ammunition.”

He said the operation has been carried out in Osun, Kwara, Oyo, Ekiti and now Edo State, adding, “We would establish fixed check points at very critical locations within the City.

"After the operation, an evaluation will be carried out to know the level of success. We have men in Ibadan and Akure who are ready re-enforce our effort, if need be.

On Friday, suspected bandits abducted an Abuja-bound bus belonging to a popular transport company with 14 passengers in the state along the Benin - Ekpoma Expressway.

Same day, a 400 level female medical student of Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma was abducted alongside chairman of Esan Central local government council.

All kidnap victims have however been released, following the alleged payment of N9 million ransom by owners of the transport company, with the diver said to have been shot dead.

https://igberetvnews.com/1372435/insecurity-obaseki-declares-curfew-edo-army-begins-operation/

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Re: Insecurity: Obaseki Declares Curfew In Edo, As Army Begins Operation by 9jaBlogger: 9:37am On Nov 21
Lalasticlala
Re: Insecurity: Obaseki Declares Curfew In Edo, As Army Begins Operation by YoonSung62: 9:37am On Nov 21
oga ooo I pray no life will be lost

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Re: Insecurity: Obaseki Declares Curfew In Edo, As Army Begins Operation by dawnomike(m): 9:38am On Nov 21
This has become very serious

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Re: Insecurity: Obaseki Declares Curfew In Edo, As Army Begins Operation by Juliusmomoh(m): 9:43am On Nov 21
I give up on nigeria

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Re: Insecurity: Obaseki Declares Curfew In Edo, As Army Begins Operation by slimfit1(m): 10:08am On Nov 21
Forming tough guy why not go to sambisa let us see how tough you are.

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Re: Insecurity: Obaseki Declares Curfew In Edo, As Army Begins Operation by KoleDgreat2020(m): 10:09am On Nov 21
a welcome development

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Re: Insecurity: Obaseki Declares Curfew In Edo, As Army Begins Operation by Aufbauh(m): 10:10am On Nov 21
"As soon as men decide that all means are permitted to fight an evil, then their good becomes indistinguishable from the evil that they set out to destroy." - Christopher Dawson

This is just one of the results of Benin Prison break. It's most likely that those who cheer the hoodlums up when they were committing this heinous crime will eventually fall prey to the effects.

That is why Sophocles affirmed that "if we try to cure evil with evil then we add pains to our fate".

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Re: Insecurity: Obaseki Declares Curfew In Edo, As Army Begins Operation by etrouble: 10:15am On Nov 21
YoonSung62:
oga ooo I pray no life will be lost

Lives of criminals terrorising the state will be lost

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Re: Insecurity: Obaseki Declares Curfew In Edo, As Army Begins Operation by Arysexy(m): 10:17am On Nov 21
The army should have check point at upper sakponba. That's den of robbers in Benin

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Re: Insecurity: Obaseki Declares Curfew In Edo, As Army Begins Operation by Fahdiga(m): 10:17am On Nov 21
Enemies of the state will be dealt with

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Re: Insecurity: Obaseki Declares Curfew In Edo, As Army Begins Operation by misano(m): 10:28am On Nov 21
We don't want to hear senseless killings of innocent people o. If we hear, Obaseki will be responsible.

I trust Obaseki to do the right thing.

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Re: Insecurity: Obaseki Declares Curfew In Edo, As Army Begins Operation by Edo2020: 10:36am On Nov 21
Hmm. Welcome development?

Lalasticlala over to you.

FP, let the people be aware of this development.

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Re: Insecurity: Obaseki Declares Curfew In Edo, As Army Begins Operation by Jostoman: 11:39am On Nov 21
Hope they will not perform another massacre on your behalf. So you have to be very careful o Mr obaseki.

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Re: Insecurity: Obaseki Declares Curfew In Edo, As Army Begins Operation by Chijeep(m): 12:07pm On Nov 21
Modified:
Edo declared curfew on Obaseki...
na we vote you in man, you can't just dey do anyhow for us

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Re: Insecurity: Obaseki Declares Curfew In Edo, As Army Begins Operation by slawormiir: 12:07pm On Nov 21
Damnnn niggarrrr
Night life just want die for Benin city like this so
Re: Insecurity: Obaseki Declares Curfew In Edo, As Army Begins Operation by fourboys: 12:07pm On Nov 21
Edo people should take it easy, person wey don die don die
Re: Insecurity: Obaseki Declares Curfew In Edo, As Army Begins Operation by QuikDRAWmacGRAW(m): 12:07pm On Nov 21
cool
Re: Insecurity: Obaseki Declares Curfew In Edo, As Army Begins Operation by sammysneh(m): 12:08pm On Nov 21
It's a welcome development the rate of insecurity in Benin is getting out of hands

Robbery is on the rise,kidnapping is not left out

Good one sabi governor carry go..

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Re: Insecurity: Obaseki Declares Curfew In Edo, As Army Begins Operation by b0rn2fuck(m): 12:08pm On Nov 21
No peace for a day in this country. Everything na turn by turn, tommorow fit bi north, next tommorow na west

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Re: Insecurity: Obaseki Declares Curfew In Edo, As Army Begins Operation by Judolisco(m): 12:08pm On Nov 21
angry I'll tell my kids that world War 3 was 2020.... I pray we all survive dis year

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Re: Insecurity: Obaseki Declares Curfew In Edo, As Army Begins Operation by tonysunkan(m): 12:08pm On Nov 21
Ww need peace in the land to achieve the desired development that we crave for.

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Re: Insecurity: Obaseki Declares Curfew In Edo, As Army Begins Operation by ivolt: 12:08pm On Nov 21
Obaseki should be careful not to be roped into a massacre narrative. He should let hoodlums operate freely since the government is to blame for their crimes.

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Re: Insecurity: Obaseki Declares Curfew In Edo, As Army Begins Operation by Barka00(m): 12:08pm On Nov 21
APC is the cause of the insecurity in Edo

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Re: Insecurity: Obaseki Declares Curfew In Edo, As Army Begins Operation by Macsjebs(m): 12:09pm On Nov 21
shocked wow
May God protect everyone in Edo State

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Re: Insecurity: Obaseki Declares Curfew In Edo, As Army Begins Operation by AlexBells(m): 12:09pm On Nov 21
Let's hope this solves the problem, I wonder why Nigeria never tries a secret mission with a special unit, launching out regular army personnel in these type of issue could spell doom

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Re: Insecurity: Obaseki Declares Curfew In Edo, As Army Begins Operation by Ebenezer2021(m): 12:09pm On Nov 21
Jostoman:
Hope they will not perform another massacre on your behalf. So you have to be very careful o Mr obaseki.
shut up, you don't know the level destruction and killings your fellow cultists are carrying out in Edo State

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Re: Insecurity: Obaseki Declares Curfew In Edo, As Army Begins Operation by UDUJ(m): 12:10pm On Nov 21
Nice to see the Army general in charge is from Edo state. He will do his duties better knowing fully well these are his people he needs to protect.

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Re: Insecurity: Obaseki Declares Curfew In Edo, As Army Begins Operation by YorubaKinging: 12:10pm On Nov 21
Esss
Re: Insecurity: Obaseki Declares Curfew In Edo, As Army Begins Operation by R0kstarr8(m): 12:10pm On Nov 21
Edo is no longer safe
what's going on gan.... Naija delta haven't started theirs o
Re: Insecurity: Obaseki Declares Curfew In Edo, As Army Begins Operation by lordmayor2013(m): 12:10pm On Nov 21
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