Juliana Francis

The Delta State Commissioner of Police, Ari Muhammed Ali, has assured residents of Ika South, Ika Northeast Local Government Area, and other citizens who travelled to and from the State via the Railway Station located at Agbor, of adequate security and safety.

Ali stated this on 1st July 2022 when he visited the Railway Station at Owa Ewere in Ika Northeast LGA in the company of the Assistant Commissioner of Police Operations, ACP Sa’ad Ibrahim, the Area Commander Agbor, ACP Friday Idachaba, and the Commanding officer Army 181 Aphibions Agbor, for an ‘on the spot assessment of the security situation in the area.

The first point of call by the CP was the railway crossing by Emuhu in Ika-South, Benin-Asaba expressway where these hoodlums sometimes kidnapped their victims and take them to the bush.

Other places visited by the CP include the third power line by Boji-Boji Owa, Idumuesah in Owa Alero road, and the Agbor Railway Station.

After assessing the security situation and arrangements, he then paid a courtesy visit to HRM Obi Dr Emmanuel O. Efeizomor II (JP) the OBI of Owa-oyibu and the Dein of Agbor HRM Benjamin Ikenchuku (Keagborekuzi I).

During the courtesy, issues bothering the kidnapping trend within their Kingdoms were discussed and solutions were proffered.

HRM Obi Dr. Emmanuel O. Efeizomor noted that the Government and the Police should support and empower the local vigilantes as the Police cannot be everywhere at the same time.

He also noted that a series of meetings were ongoing with a view to fishing out the moles in the Community that is conspiring with these hoodlums.


The CP assured the two monarchs that the Command was working in close synergy with the military and other security agencies and all modalities have been put in place to ensure that this ugly trend is brought to a halt and residents/passengers boarding the train to and from Delta State will be adequately protected.

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