By Mathew Aramunde
Police officers and operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Thursday morning took over the Edo State House of Assembly complex in Benin city.
This may not be unconnected with the tension that is unfolding in the state, ahead of the forth-coming governorship election.
The incumbent governor, Godwin Obaseki of the PDP is expected to lock horns with Ize Iyamu, the APC governorship aspirant for the soul of the state.
But, online reports have it that dozens of the security officials stormed the complex on Thursday morning while patrol vehicles were stationed there.
www.csomedia.com.ng gathered that placing the complex on red alert followed a reported threat of an attack on the facility.
The operation was held by led to the Assembly by a Deputy Commissioner of Police (Operations), Ayoola Ajala.
Those at the Assembly include operatives attached to the Police Mobile Force and Operation Thunderstorm.
Shortly after the police were deployed at the facility, personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) also arrived at the complex.
It is, however, unclear on whose orders the security operatives were deployed at the facility.
Additional report by: Emmanuel Udom