The Commissioner of Police CP Ari Muhammed Ali of Delta state has visited the Agbor railway station at Owa-Oyibu for on -the -spot assessment of the security situation in the Area on Saturday.
This was made available to Congress correspondent in a statement by DSP Bright Edafe, the Delta police spokesman on Saturday.
However, CP Ari had 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 commissioner asserted this on Friday, July 1, 2022, when he visited the Railway Station at Owa Ewere in Ika North East LGA in the 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 Aphibions Agbor, for on the spot assessment of the security situation in the area.
The first point of call by the CP was the railway crossing by Emuhu in Ika-South, Benin-Asaba expressway where these hoodlums sometimes kidnap their victims and take them to the bush.
Meantime, other places visited by the CP included the third power line by Boji-Boji Owa, Idumuesah in Owa Alero road, and the Agbor Railway Station.
It was gathered that 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), adding that during the courtesy, issues bothering on the kidnapping trend within their Kingdoms were discussed and solutions were proffered.
In a swift reaction, 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 posited that a 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, stating that all modalities had been put in place to ensure that this ugly trend is brought to a halt and residents/passengers boarding the train to and from Delta State would be adequately protected.