Obaseki receives new AIG Zone 5, calls for collaboration to end communal clashes, land disputes


FIC Report (Edo State) – The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has appealed to the new Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone 5 Command Headquarters, Benin, AIG Lawan Tanko Jimeta, to collaborate with his government to resolve communal clashes and land disputes in the State.

The Governor made the appeal while receiving the AIG at the Government House, Benin City. He said the new AIG is not new to security issues in the state as he was among the team that designed the security architecture in Edo State.

Acknowledging the fact that AIG Jimeta was a commissioner of police in Edo State before he was promoted and posted out of the state, the Governor said,

“I am happy that you are back and will help us deal with the lingering land crisis in the state. Since you left, the issues of communal clashes and land disputes have increased astronomically. The Private Property Protection Committee is now in force and we hope that you will help us with one of your senior officers in that committee to control these boys before they cause havoc.

“We also call on you to work with us to address our border issues with Delta State. We urge you to work with us and bring calm to the area.

“As a government, we have no choice but to support you and ensure that you succeed. The security situation in Edo State is relatively calm and we can’t thank the police enough for ensuring peace in the state’. He concluded..

Governor Obaseki who disclosed that his government is rebuilding some police stations burnt during the #EndSARS protests, thanked the Inspector General of Police (IGP) for deploying  Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs) to the state to check crimes, the type that happened in Uromi.

Earlier, AIG Jimeta hailed the Governor for the sustained collaboration with security agencies in the state. He promised to work with the government to improve security and ensure peace in Edo State.

Aisha Sambo.
FIC, Benin.