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(From Vanguard (Nigeria) - AAGM)
Byline: Simon Ebegbulem
Before Mr. Muktar Abass resumed duty as Police Commissioner in Edo State, November 2005, over twenty-eight policemen were killed by armed robbers in the state. Consequently, in what looked like a tsunami in the state Police Command then, all the police officials were redeployed to other states and new faces were brought in. Though after he came on board, the crime wave reduced, recently, it appears the state is going back to the dark days. In this interview with Sunday Vanguard, the Edo State Police boss explains the reasons but, however, disagrees that the recent crime situation was any thing to bother about as the Police Command is on top of the situation. Excerpts:
FIGHTING crime in Edo State Fighting crime in Edo State is one of the most difficult things because of the peculiar nature of the state. Exactly, what brought me here, not only me, was due to certain incidences and crime wave in the state.
The entire policemen in Edo State were moved out and a new set brought in. The transfer affected the Commissioner of Police up to the last …