The Commissioner of Police, Delta State Command, CP Zanna M. Ibrahim psc has called for peace in Idumuje-Ugboko. The CP’s call, Friday 26th May, 2017, came against the backdrop of ongoing crisis in the hitherto quiet village over issue that can be easily resolved. The CP called on the belligerents to sheathe their swords and give room for peaceful and meaningful dialogue to take place towards the enthronement of peace and safety in the village. The CP, who noted that security agencies have so far exercised utmost restraint in the handling of the crisis because of the need to avoid any untoward repercussions, ordered that thugs and cultists mobilized to foment trouble in the community should immediately be kept off the streets, and innocent citizens be allowed right of way and access to their lawful endeavours.
The CP, while appealing for a cessation forthwith of rumor-mongering, hostilities and harassments of any kind, also enjoined stakeholders to honor the invitation for a peace meeting, extended to them by the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge Zone ‘5’ Benin scheduled to hold at the AIG’s office in Benin, on Thursday, 1st June, 2017, at 10am with a view to finding an acceptable and lasting solution to the crisis.
The CP finally urged the people to heed wise counsel as security agencies may be compelled to use force as a last resort if the crisis situation persists.
DSP. ANIAMAKA ANDREW,
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,
DELTA STATE COMMAND.