The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Edo Sector Command, says no fewer than 252 road traffic crashes (RTCs) were recorded in the state in 2020. Mr. Henry Benamaisia, Edo Sector Commander of the corps, disclosed in an interview with newsmen in Benin on Tuesday.
Organisers of the Edo 2020 Trade Fair said the event has been postponed indefinitely due to challenges of insecurity experienced in the state.
Those who escaped from the two correctional centres flung open in Benin, Edo State during the #EndSARS protest, which was hijacked by hoodlums, are now threatening policemen who prosecuted their cases.
An Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of one of the Area Commands in Edo State and two other police officers were reportedly attacked and shot by suspected robbers in the early hours of Friday at the popular Murtala Muhammed (MM) Way in Benin City.
A younger brother to the Deputy Governor of Edo state identified as Frederick Shaibu has been reportedly kidnapped by gunmen while going to drop his kids in the school near Benin City, the Edo state capital. The incident reportedly happened on Monday. More details later
“I’m worried about the level of criminality, lots of these criminal hide under the cover of the godfather’s who called them their infantry, lion & tigers. The protest was sadly hijacked by hoodlums sponsored by some political nuisance to create chaos and crises. The govt has no problem with peaceful protesters, infact the govt supports it. – he stated. My first step concerning the judicial panel of inquiry to increase the number of members to 20.
Funny as it’s may sound, it’s true that the governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki has issued an ultimatum to all escaped prisoners to return to their prison wards on or before Friday 23 October 2020.