H0T: Four Riot Police Squadrons, Chopper Dispatched To Oyo | SEE DETAILS
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the immediate deployment of four units of riot policemen to address the violence in parts of Oyo State.
The intervention and stabilization forces also include the Force Intelligence Bureau operatives and one surveillance helicopter from the police air wing department.
This is coming after the recent clash between some Yoruba and Hausa traders at Shasha market amongst other crises brewing in recent times in the state.
The Police spokesman, CP Frank Mba, in a statement on Monday, titled, ‘Oyo crisis: IGP deploys intervention and stabilization forces,’ said the operatives would reclaim the public space, reinforce security and bolster public confidence in the areas affected by the crisis.
The statement read in parts; “The deployments, consisting largely of intelligence and operational assets of the Force, include four units of the Police Mobile Force, seasoned operatives from the Force Intelligence Bureau and one operational/surveillance police helicopter from the police Air-wing department.
“The intervention force is being coordinated by a Deputy Inspector General of Police, David Folawiyo, who is expected to mobilize all relevant stakeholders towards achieving the mandate of the squad.”
According to the statement, the IGP assured that the force was committed to the safety of lives and properties of citizens in the country.
He called on the citizens and residents of Oyo State and other Nigerians to embrace peace and cooperate with the police and the security community “as they redouble their efforts in ensuring that sustainable peace and security are restored to the affected areas.”