Edo 2020: Obaseki reacts to attack on his Commissioner’s house

The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has condemned the attack and wanton destruction of the residence of his Commissioner for Youth, Mr Damian Lawani.

Speaking to reporters on Monday when he visited Lawani's home in Udaba, in Etsako Central Local Government Area of the state, the governor described the attack and vandalization as barbaric and disturbing.

Obaseki said the attack on the home of Lawani is clear evidence of an attempt on the life of the Commissioner, adding that the state government will fish out the perpetrators and bring them to justice.

He said: “What happened here is quite disturbing, we got a reported couple of weeks ago and the matter was reported to police in the state. It is quite disturbing.

“This is clear evidence of an attempt on the life of my Commissioner for Youth. This matter has been reported and I understand that investigation is ongoing.

“When you recall the alarm raised by the Deputy Governor, Mr Philip Shaibu, over the weekend that some persons were identified as hired assassins who had been brought into Benin. It gives us a call for concern that these investigations are taking unnecessarily long.

“We will continue to pursue peace. We will continue to try and use the apparatus of the state and I hope that those involved, those who have the responsibility to provide security understand the dangers they are putting the state into.

“If they continue to turn a blind eye to the violence being perpetrated by some powerful people in this state, nobody should blame the people of this state if they have to resort to self -defence.”

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