In what seems to be a reaction to intractable act of military and other security challenges causing breach of peace in different parts of the state, His Royal Majesty, OMO N’OBA N’EDO, UKU AKPOLOKPOLO, EWUARE II, OBA OF BENIN, has task authority of the military brigade headquarters, Benin city to rise-up to the occasion.
The Benin Monarch gave the charge when he played host to the new Commander of the Brigade headquarters, Brigadier General Usman Bello.
The Oba said the mindless destruction of lives and properties across Edo State, particularly in Ologbo, Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area and Amagba, Obagie N’Evbuosa and Ago-Emokpae, Oredo Local Government Area is unacceptable, and would therefore require the immediate invention of the army to restore peace to the troubled communities.
The Omo N’Oba stressed that it is regrettable to note that some Benin neighbours and residents within Benin territory are abusing the current peaceful nature of the Benins.
He cautioned all aggressors that, the Benins as well known warriors, have the capacity to respond to every acts of aggression perpetrated against the people and the land.
While welcoming the new Brigade Commander to Edo State, the Oba assured the military of the continuous support of traditional institution in the effective discharge of their statutory duties.
Earlier, the Army Brigade Commander, Brigadier General Usman Bello informed the Benin Monarch that he was recently posted to head the Command in Benin
He therefore solicited for the prayers and support of the Oba. He assured that the brigade under his watch will witness the desire peace.