Egungun Festival: We’ll Ensure Safety Of Lives, Property, Oyo Police Command Expresses Readiness
Oyo State Police Command has in Friday expressed it’s readiness for the upcoming Egungun Festival in Ibadan metropolis the capital city of Oyo state.
While briefing journalists at the command’s Headquaters in Eleyele, Ibadan, over the development on behalf of the state Commissioner of Police, CP. Adebowale Williams, the state Police scribe, SP. Adewale Osifeso maintained that Oyo State Police Command appreciates all Stakeholders in the business of birthing a tranquil Oyo State.
Naijanewshub.com.ng reports that the CP in his words said that “the Command under his leadership is honoured to have you witness its continuous strings of successes and achievements in the quest to rid our beloved State of Criminal and undesirable elements.”
“The Command through Smart Inter-Agency Collaborations and dogged determination has never rescinded on its oars to ensure that the State does not become a playground to hoodlums and sinister minded individuals.”
He further said that “Moving forward, the Command would like to intimate residents and the general public that adequate preparations have been emplaced towards the success of the annual Egungun festivities. As we know it, the Festival is usually characterized by lots of aesthetics, fun fair and rich Cultural displays embedded in pomp and pageantry.”
“In another dimension, and concerned with the unpleasant rise in cases of avoidable traffic accidents caused by deliberate recklessness especially driving against traffic (One-way) hereby endangering the lives of other road users and good citizens, the Oyo State Police Command in concert with relevant Sister Security Agencies have concluded plans to clampdown on defaulters with assurances of heavy sanctions regardless association or affiliations.”
“In addition, residents over the weekend shall witness Security patrols, intensified stop & search at designated points across the state and continuous raids of black spot all in a bid to maintain the tempo of the State’s signature relative tranquility.””
“Also, Area Commanders have been given express directives to be proactive and to secure all critical infrastructures within their areas of jurisdiction to include Media Houses, places of worship, Train stations, Banks, Schools, Correctional facilities, entry & exit points in and out of the State not leaving out the Parks and Garages.”
“While wishing all our Fathers, worthy mentors and leaders under whose tutelage and positive influence the next generation is being molded a wonderful Father’s Day ahead. In case of emergency, the Command can always be reached through these emergency control room numbers; 615 (toll free) (OYO STATE SECURITY TRUST FUND), and Oyo State Police Command emergency lines 07055495413 and 08081768614. NPF rescue me app is also available for free download on both Android and Apple IOS, for Android and IPhone users respectively.” Adebowale said.