Philip Shaibu, Deputy Governor of Edo State, has alleged that some persons have been sent to the state to assassinate high-profile individuals.
Shaibu made the allegation on Saturday during a press briefing in Benin City, the state capital.
“We have intelligence that some individuals are in Edo state and their assignment is to come and assassinate some known individuals in the state”, he said.
“So I am hereby bringing to the notice of the general public that these people are in town and we’ve communicated to the security agencies about their activities and why they are in town”.
Shaibu called on President Muhammadu Buhari to charge security agencies to “do their work because Edo will not be a theatre of war if these things are dealt with”.
“For us, we will continue to appeal to our people not to look for trouble,” not to disturb any program. We are law-abiding. We have a duty to protect lives and properties. That we will continue to do,” he added.