Reports coming in from the Zone 5 Police Command in Benin City have it that the police have arrested 13 militants at an undisclosed hotel in Benin and another 41 “People of dubious intent “, as the Police source described them in Iyamare quarters in Ovia South West Local Goverment of the state.
The source reported that most of those arrested were dressed in fake military uniforms with sophisticated weapons and large amounts of cash totalling almost #9m.
It will be recalled that the Independent National Electoral Commission had on the 5th of September announced a two-week postponement of the earlier slated Guber polls of September 10th, citing security report from the Nigerian police and Department of State Security that there is the possibility of a Rivers type election which saw unprecedented bloodshed and cancellation of elections in many constituencies.
The report’,contents which were leaked to the press confirms claims by Governor Adams Oshiomhole that his state had been invaded by fake Voters and militants from the neighbouring PDP controlled states of Ondo, Ekiti, Delta, and Bayelsa.
Sources stated that the invading militants were led by a certain General Atake Fine Face who was reportedly arrested at a hotel on Airport road allegedly owned by the wife of a former PDP governor of Edo State .
The coordinated raids and arrest were carried out by officers of the Inspector General Special Task Force and assisted by the State Operation Thunder Storm.
Report filed by NOSA Edorogie Marruthers News Agency.