Edo State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Johnson Kokunmo, Wednesday, September 2, gave the assurance that maximum security would be provided before, during and after the gubernatorial election scheduled for September 19.
Kokumo who gave the assurance while briefing the Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II in his palace on security plans ahead of the governorship election, noted that there is no cause for alarm despite the seeming rising tension in the state.
The CP explained that adequate measures have been put in place to nip in the board any incident of violence and break down of order before, during and after the poll.
He said that anyone found wanting, irrespective of position, would be made to face the wrath of the law.
He explained that the police has joined forces with the different security agencies, including the military across the country to ensure violence free poll.
On his part, Oba Ewuare II expressed disappointment over the failure of the Department of State Security Services (DSS) to gather intelligence on the clash of some youths loyal to the two main political parties near the palace weeks ago.
While charging the DSS and other security agencies to wake up to their responsibilities, Oba Ewuare II blamed the under performance of security agencies on poor funding by the different levels of government.
Oba Ewuare II urged youths not to allow themselves to be used as sacrificial lamb to politicians.