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EndSARS Destructions: GOC 2 Division Pays Operational Visit to Edo State; Seeks Inter – Agency Synergy to Effectively combat criminality 

Following the EndSARS protest and subsequent hijacking if the peaceful protest by hoodlums who wrecked havoc on both public and private property across the country, the General Officer Commanding 2 Division, Nigerian Army, Major General Anthony Bamidele Omozojie has undertaken an operational visit to Edo state.

At an emergency meeting held at Headquarters 4 Brigade Benin City with all the heads of security agencies in the State, Maj Gen Omozoje emphasized the need for collaboration and synergy “as a vital mechanism for conflict management and containing insecurity”

It would be recalled that Benin City, Edo State Capital was left devastated by the activities of hoodlums who ravaged many parts burning buildings, looting shops, destroying properties including Correctional centers which were broken into. 

The Edo State main Correctional facility situated at Sapele road, Benin City and the Oko Correctional Center were broken and inmates let loose into the city and the State at large.

This has led to increase  in crime in the State prompting the Edo State Government to imposed 24 hour confew, from 4pm daily, from19 October 2020.

In continuation of the operational visit, Gen Omozojie on Friday, 20 November 2020 paid a courtesy visit to the Executive Governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki, during which the Governor commended the GOC for being proactive in putting an end to the criminality perpetrated by the hoodlums who hijacked the peaceful ENDSARS protest in States under 2 Division Nigerian Army. 

Maj Gen AB Omozoje also visited the Assistant Inspector General of Police in- charge of Zone 5, at the Headquarters, Zone 5, Nigeria Police, Benin City, AIG Sholla David.

The Area of Responsibility of 2 Division Nigerian Army’s area of responsibility covers 6 States: Edo, Ekiti, Kwara, Ondo, Osun, and Oyo States and in internal security arrangement, 2 Division Nigerian Army Area of Responsibility extends to some parts of Niger State.

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