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Edo Police talks tough over attack on dep gov

lThe Police Command in Benin City, on Sunday, disclosed that it would leave no stone unturned in the investigation leading to the attack on the state Deputy-Governor, Dr. Pius Odubu.

The incident which occurred on Saturday, in Auchi, the administrative headquarters of Etsako West Local Government, left eight persons critically injured and currently taking treatment at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) and at Auchi.

The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Chris Ezike, who gave the assurance, at the Odubu campaign secretariat, said that the incident could have been avoided.

Ezike, who breezed into the Secretariat at about 9.21a.m. went upstairs to meet with the deputy governor and left about 9.24 a.m.

He said the Command was working on a lead that would help the police unravel those behind the dastardly attack on Odudu, when he was on campaign tour to Edo north.

He said the Command was ready to ensure the safety and security of life and property during and after the governorship elections.

The attack on Odubu happened in his local government area. Ezike added that “I have given a marching order that those involved be arrested. This thing happened in the day time, names have been mentioned and we are going after them.

“The actors in this game should know that power belongs to God. It is our appeal that they conduct themselves and their supporters in a lawful manner. We will get to the bottom of the incident. Very luckily, a few names have been mentioned, we will get them.”

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