Security Operatives in Oyo Gear Up For Festivities

Commissioner of Police in Oyo state Mr. Shina Olukolu has called on youths who are fond of organising street carnivals during Eid-el-Kabir festival to have a change of mind.

Mr. Olukolu stated this in Ibadan while briefing newsmen on the preparations of the Police towards the festival.

He said it has been discovered that some youths use celebration period as an avenue to commit crime and this made the command to be proactive by deploying officers and men to all the prayer grounds.

Similarly, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Oyo state command has deployed two thousand officers to mosques and designated prayer grounds to beef up security before, during and after Eid celebration.

NSCDC Oyo state Commandant, Alhaji Iskilu Akinsanya made this known while briefing his officers on steps to follow at ensuring a crime free celebration.

Also, Sector Commander FRSC, Mrs. Uche Chukwurah said the corps had begun “Eid-el-Kabir special patrol operation” to achieve a traffic free celebration.

The FRSC boss reiterated the commitment of the command to ensure that the forthcoming celebration was devoid of incidences that could mar the festival.

Rasheedat /Ridwan Fasa

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