Residents Of Osogbo In Fear As Security Agents Patrol City
combined team of military and other security agencies patrolled the capital city of Osogbo as residents were perplexed.
In the early hour of today, soldiers converged around the Dele Yesir bus-stop along Osogbo-Iwo road.
At about seven o’clock, the soldiers, in company of men of the police force, members of the NSCDC, DSS, Amotekun corps and vigilante groups were already on the main streets of Osogbo.
The patrol vehicles numbering over thirty moved from Dele yesir through the ring road, Stadium, Ikirun road, Ayetoro,Igbona, Olaiya Alekuwodo and other major routes of the state capital blaring siren.
Some residents of the city wondered what could be responsible for the development.
A businessman in Igbona area of the town, Mr Adedeji David lamented that the sight of large number of gun Wielding soldiers and other security personnel sent fear down the spine of the people who closed their shops in a her hurry. However, in a telephone conversation, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Security matters, Mrs Abiodun Ige said the development was to assure the people of security of lives and property.
Similarly, the Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Security Civil Defence Corps, Osun State , Mr Daniel Adigun told Radio Nigeria that the exercise was a show of force by the combined security team.
The police spokesperson of Osun State Command, Mrs Yemisi Opalola also added that the exercise was to remind hoodlums and cultists that the state had capacity to contain their excesses.
Mrs Opalola assured the citizens that they had no cause to worry as the development would further make them better secured.