Residents of Edo State have applauded the state government for the serene and peaceful atmosphere in which they marked the Yuletide festivities.
A cross-section of the residents, who spoke with journalists in Benin City, said the celebrations went on peacefully, owing to the proactive measures put in place by the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration, the Edo Police Command and other stakeholders, who ensured that the Yuletide was marked in a peaceful atmosphere.
Mr. Sunday Eghosa, a resident in Benin City, said the celebrations have been pleasurable, as the state has been peaceful and serene, adding, “The Christmas has been quite eventful. Everybody is going about their activities peacefully. I appreciate the state government, the Police and other security agencies for ensuring security and peaceful celebration which has deterred criminals from taking over the streets.”
He said, “Driving around major streets in the city has also been pleasurable. I…