Edo State Ministry of Youth and Gender has appealed to members of the public to always cooperate with government personnel to do their job to avert the kind of situation that led to the attack on Edo fire Service personnel recently in Benin City.

The appeal which was in a statement signed by the Director, Shared Service, Malam Usman Binanu sympathized with those injured and the business owners who lost their wares.

“We want to use this medium to appeal to members of the public to allow government do their jobs.  If they had allowed the fire service do their job the damages would have been minimal compared to what happened.

“The scenario occurred on Thursday September 22nd 2022 at 8:55 pm when the personnel of the Fire Service arrived the scene of incident at Evbarake Motor Spare parts area, following a distress call to the fire emergency number from one Mr. Raymond at 8:47pm.

“On arrival of the scene, angry mob who for reasons best known to them prevented the fire fighter from gaining access to the scene and attacked the fire service personnel with different non fire arm resulting to physical injury to Chief Fireman Mr. Jimoh Enabaleke and Driver, Uwagboe Sylvester who are currently receiving treatment at Police Hospital, Benin City.

“We sympathize with those injured and the business owners who lost their wares. However, we believe that we can put measures in place to forestall future occurrences,” the statement added