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Police/Youth Clash: Edo Govt. calls for calm, assures justice will be done


Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has called for calm over the clash between some youths and mobile policemen at Upper Igun area, by 3rd East Circular Road Junction, in Oredo Local Government Area, Benin City, over the alleged killing of a man in the area on Tuesday.

In a statement in Benin City, by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communications Strategy, Mr Crusoe Osagie, Governor Obaseki called for calm, urging aggrieved parties to “allow for justice to run its due course, as efforts are underway to ensure that those liable for the crime are brought to book.”

The governor condemned the fact that the incident degenerated into civil disturbance, noting that there were better ways to resolve the scuffle.

According to him, “The relevant security agencies are on the alert to quell further breakdown of law and order in the area. We also appeal to the people to be calm and cooperate with security agencies to bring in those responsible for the unrest.”

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