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Delta CP Visits Rail Station, Assures Passengers Of Safe Travels

Rita Enemuru, Reporting

The Commissioner of Police, Delta State, CP Ari Muhammed Ali has visited and assessed the Agbor Railway Station located at Owa Ewere in Ika North East and assured travellers of its safety.

CP Ali visited the railway station on Friday in company of the Assistant Commissioner of Police (Operations), ACP Sa’ad Ibrahim, the Area Commander, Agbor, ACP Friday Idachaba, and the Commanding Officer, Army 181 Amphibious, Agbor, for an ‘on-the-spot’ assessment of the security situation in the area.

This was contained in a statement signed by Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Bright Edafe and made available to Stonix News on Saturday, July 2, 2022.

CP Ali paid a courtesy visit to the Obi of Owa-Oyibu, HRM Obi Dr. Emmanuel O. Efeizomor II (JP) and the Dein of Agbor, HRM Benjamin Ikenchuku (Keagborekuzi I) after assessing railway crossing by Emuhu in Ika-South, Benin-Asaba expressway the hideout for kidnappers.

The CP assured the monarchs the measures and efforts the police is taking in curbing crime rate and kidnappings in the community after they lamented the rise in crime rate.

“The Commissioner of Police Delta State Police Command has assured residents of Ika south, Ika North east LGA, and other citizens who travel to and from the State via the Railway Station located at Agbor, of adequate security and safety.

“The first point of call by the CP was the railway crossing by Emuhu in Ika-South, Benin-Asaba express way where these hoodlums sometimes kidnapped their victims and take them to the bush.

“After assessing the security situation and arrangements, he then paid a courtesy visit to HRM Obi Dr. Emmanuel O. Efeizomor II (JP) the OBI of Owa-oyibu and the Dein of Agbor HRM Benjamin Ikenchuku (Keagborekuzi I).

“During the courtesy, issues bothering on the kidnapping trend within their Kingdoms were discussed and solutions were proffered. HRM Obi Dr. Emmanuel O. Efeizomor noted that the Government and the Police should support and empower the local vigilantes as the Police cannot be everywhere at the same time.

“He also noted that series of meetings are ongoing with a view to fishing out the moles in the Community that is conspiring with these hoodlums.

“The CP assured the two monarchs that the Command is working in close synergy with the military and other security agencies and all modalities have been put place to ensure that this ugly trend is brought to a halt and residents/passengers boarding the train to and from Delta State will be adequately protected,” the statement reads.

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