The Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone 5, Shola David, has warned lawbreakers to stay off the streets of Edo and Delta States, urging law-abiding citizens to go about their legitimate businesses without fear.
Briefing journalists shortly before a strategic security meeting in Benin on Sunday, David assured residents of the resolve by the police to restore public confidence.
He also appealed to the media to do accurate reportage of the incidents to help check cases of fake news, which he said was aggravating the crisis.
He said the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, had directed the police to occupy all their areas of operation to provide security.
The IGP, however, warned troublemakers not to test the collective will of the nation by coming out to cause any further breakdown of law and order.”