• Thursday, May 30, 2024
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Oyo tackles insecurity with provision of 120 patrol vans, gadgets

Oyo tackles insecurity with provision of 120 patrol vans, gadgets

…as Police commend Makinde

Adebola Hamzat, the Oyo State Commissioner of Police has stated that the State Government is setting a good record inits efforts to protecting the citizens and residents of the State by strengthening the State’s security architecture through the donation of 120 patrol vans.

Hamzat also said the State provided modern-day Communication gadgets and personal motivation for the officers and men of the State Police Command.

Speaking during a fact-finding visit to Eleyele, Oyo State Police Command in Ibadan by Dotun Oyelade, the State Commissioner for Information, the Police boss,said that the modern-day gadgets procured for the Police by Governor Seyi Makinde had enabled him and other Security Agencies monitor happenings in Oyo State from any part of the Federation.

During the visit, Oyelade, the State Commissioner for Information, however said that from the research conducted so far, no State Government in the federation had done more for the protection of its citizens than Governor Seyi Makinde and this is why Oyo State remains one of the safest States in the Country today.

The Commissioner said that apart from other infrastructure that were being put in place, the atmosphere of peace is also rubbing off positively on the commerce and economic development of Oyo State.

The Commissioner of Police agreed with Oyelade and said that in all the eight States where he had served as Police Commissioner, none is as peaceful as Oyo State.

The Commissioner of Police said that community policing had been highly successful to combat crime in Oyo State because the governor gives Policemen extra incentives and motivation apart from their regular salaries, while the populace is generally happy to cooperate with the Police.

He urged residents of Oyo State to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities by calling the Emergency Number 615 in case of emergency.

Adebola Hamzat said that the current Administration in Oyo State is in the good books of Police hierarchy throughout Nigeria because of the successful hosting of over 4,000 Policemen during the 2024 Police Games which was held in Ibadan early in the year.