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Oyo State Police Command has on Monday promised to prevent any breakdown of law and order during the proposed 2-day nationwide strike by members of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC).

The development was conveyed through a press statement issued by the state police public relations officer SP Adewale Osifeso.

A copy of the statement made available to Naijanewshub in Ibadan the Capital City of Oyo State in Monday stated as thus; “The Oyo State Police Command wishes to inform the general public particularly residents of Oyo State that it has emplaced prompt and adequate measures to prevent any possible breakdown of law and order in the State as a result of the proposed 2-day Nationwide Protest by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) beginning from Tuesday 27th to Wednesday 28th February,2024.”

“While the Command respects the right of citizens to a peaceful procession, it is confident that in line with its statutory mandate, the   lives and property of all will be protected from unscrupulous elements who might want to hijack the process for their own personal criminal agenda.”

“Consequent upon the above, the Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Police Command, CP Adebola Hamzat, psc, FICMC,fdc ,Ph.D has directed Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers, and all tactical commanders to personally lead confidence building patrols around every nuke and cranny of Oyo State to include but not limited to Critical infrastructure, Media Houses, Government Institutions, Correctional facilities, Banks, Places of Worship , Recreational Centers, Public spaces and even routes charted for the peaceful protest, with a view to maintaining Public order.”

“To this end, while assuring residents about the Command’s readiness to tackle any possible threat from the exercise, it enjoins parents, guardians and leaders of all degrees of influence to prevail on their children, wards and protegés against being used by agents of anarchy who would want to take undue advantage of the situation to destroy the relative peace enjoyed in the State.”

“In the same vein residents  would witness heavy  convoy patrols in major parts of the city in company of heavy deployment of the Command’s Operational, Intelligence and tactical assets.”

“Lastly, the good people of Oyo State are advised to go about their businesses without any fear of harassment or molestation and as well, “say something, if they see something, for the Police to immediately do something.”

“In cases of emergency, the Command can always be reached through these emergency control room numbers: 615 (toll free) (OYO STATE SECURITY RESPONSE CENTER), and Oyo State Police Command emergency line, 08081768614.”

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