Edo state Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu has raised alarm over what he described as plot by members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), led by the former National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole to assassinate some notable leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), ahead of September 19 gubernatorial election in the state.
Shaibu raised the alarm when he addressed newsmen on Saturday in Benin city, the Edo capital. He said he received credible intelligence that some thugs have been imported into the state to carry out the nefarious acts and it became imperative to alert people of the state on the sinister plans.
“It is just to bring to the notice of Edo people and also to the entire country that we have intelligence that some individuals are in Edo State courtesy of the former National Chairman of APC and the names of these individuals and their mode of entry are communicated to the security agencies. And they have the information.
“Their assignment is to come and assassinate some known individuals in the State. I am hereby bringing to the knowledge of the general public that these people are in town. We have communicated to the security agencies about their activities and why they are in town and also to use this medium to call on Mr President to also call on the security agencies to do their work because Edo is not going to be a theatre of war and for us, we will continue to appeal to our people not to look for trouble, not to disrupt any programme, we are law abiding” he said.
The Deputy Governor urged members of the PDP to remain law abiding.
“We have the duty to protect lives and property and that we will continue to do but just to bring to the entire nation and Edo State of the intention of these individuals and the police, the State Security Service have been communicated and the names of these individuals have also been communicated to the security agencies,” he added.