The Acting Governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu, revealed on Monday that the state government was strengthening its “security architecture” and reviewing strategies to ensure security of lives and property of residents in the state.
Mr Shaibu said this while addressing journalists after an emergency State Security Council meeting at the Government House, Benin.
The emergency meeting followed the abduction of two catholic priests on Benin-Auchi Road at the Ekpoma axis in the state.
The acting governor said, “We are working to secure our Churches and communities. We are looking beyond securing the churches alone but focusing on securing our communities and state.
“There is work in progress and we have discussed a whole lot of security issues and in the coming weeks, things will surely change in the state to ensure a secured environment for Edo people.”