Looting Spree: Soldiers Guard Govt Buildings In Benin

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In a proactive step to forestall a voice message that went viral indicating that government buildings would be torched across Edo State, security operatives mostly soldiers have taken over the guard of government buildings and diverted movements from such areas in Benin City.

It was observed on Sunday that the area majorly housing government’s Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in the state capital, popularly called Palm House, along Sapele Road, has been taken over by soldiers.

It was also observed that one of the lanes was completely closed to traffic, while the road behind the building that also leads to the office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Department of State Services (DSS), the police state command and state Ministry of Agriculture was also completely closed to traffic.

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Also, owing to attacks on government warehouses across the state capital on Saturday, the road leading to 4 Brigade headquarters of the Nigerian Army along the Benin Golf Course Road was also closed to traffic as the road leads to a private warehouse allegedly being funded by some interests in the state government.

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