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CP Olukolu Assures Oyo Residents of Adequate Security on Eid-El-Kabir Celebration


…… Calls for synergy, Cooperation on community policing

By Richard Thomas, Ibadan

The Oyo State Commissioner of Police, CP Shina Olukolu has assured residents of the state of adequate  security  during and after the  Eid-el-Kabir celebration coming up on Sunday.

The police boss gave the assurance in  an interview with  Western Post News,  on the level of  security  put in place by the police  on the celebration.

According to him,  the police is on top of the situation and has prepared operational orders at ensuring adequate security for the celebration.

“We want to assure members of the public in Oyo State that we are on top of the situation, we have prepared our operational order, we have rejigged  our tactical operational points.

“Our telecommunication system and emergency are working and  we want to also assure you that the men in mufty are there to collect intelligence for us and once we have the feedback we are always ready for action and perform our constitutional responsibility.

Cp Olukolu said aside sending their patrol vehicles, they also have men on stand by at the Headquarters to respond adequately to any security threat that might come up during the celebration.

He urged the people to assist the police  by giving them  genuine and useful information  and to ensure they are conscious of the movement of the people around them.

“We urge you to immediately inform the police any suspicious or percel package arrangement   because we have a combined team of Counter  Terrorism Unit of Police, the Horse Men and the general duty men. All  of this is to ensure that the celebration is done in an atmosphere of tranquility and peace.”

Speaking on community policing, the commissioner of police said it is the way to go in ensuring a crime free society.

Said he,” Honestly, when we work together, there is almost 100 percent assurance that we will achieve more. The people of the community, the environment in the state have been  associating and have been working together to ensure that crime and criminality in the environment are brought the bearest minimum.”

“For instance, the community around  Ibadan-Ijebu Ode road, around Toll Gate towards Ogunmakin in conjunction with Jobele axis, Moniya along ibadan and Oyo road and currently the Igboora axis, the host communities, the youths, traditional rulers, the vigilante and hunters have been collaborating and working together to comb such environment with the police with the view of  flushing out criminals, kidnappers and other criminally minded individuals from the forest in orde to ensure that the environment is secured and safe.

He admonished the people to cooperate and work with the police to emplace measures that will make the environment crime free.



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