Babatunde Kokumo, Edo State Commissioner of Police says plans by some suspected armed robbers to attack Banks, shops and other commercial places in Benin City, have been uncovered.
The CP, while disclosing this in Benin on Saturday, stated that strong intelligence report pointed to the fact that the bandits have procured guns and other dangerous weapons to unleash the terror.
CP Kokumo stated that some flash points that are notorious for criminal activities on most highways linking the state have been secured and assured travellers of a smooth journey in Edo.
He decried the release of over 2,000 criminals from the two correctional centres in Benin City , adding that their release have led to crime upsurge in the state.
The Commissioner of Police disclosed that Armoured Personnel Carriers and other crime fighting equipment have been put in place to combat any security breach in the state.
He boasted that the police have the capacity and will to deal with any person or group of persons that may want to cause mayhem before, during and after the yuletide.
Kokumo stated that, adequate security have been put in place in the state towards a hitch free Christmas and New Year celebrations and advised the people not to panic.
The CP therefore appealed to the people to report any suspicious character in their vicinity to the police for immediate action as any credible information can help in removing a criminal off the street.