The attention of the Edo State House of Assembly has been drawn to a criminally

The attention of the Edo State House of Assembly has been drawn to a criminally inciting voice note that is being circulated in the social media which speaks of plans to burn down all public establishments in Edo state. While this would ordinarily have been considered a mere threat, it however aligns with the worrisome pattern of destructive activities perpetrated by hoodlums who have since hijacked the well – intentioned peaceful #ENDSARS protests by youths across Nigeria.
The House wishes to reiterate its support for the rights of citizens to freedom of speech, expression and peaceful assembly. But , as an arm of government, we have a constitutional responsibility to ensure the full protection of lives and livelihoods of Edo people.
The involvement of certain political tendencies in this dastardly and cowardly efforts at destablizing the state must be resisted. The destruction of public and private property anywhere in Edo State only serves the interest of enemies of the State and bring untold hardship to our people. This must be roundly condemned and resisted by Edo people.
We, therefore call on security agencies to commit all of its resources to ensure safety of lives and property of law – abiding residents of our state.
Our people desire peace and tranquility which will enable Governor Godwin Obaseki to deliver on the unequivocal mandate entrusted to him on 19th September,2020.

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