By Rasheedah Makinde

Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Mr Adebola Hamzat, says comprehensive security provisions have been emplaced to ensure relative tranquillity during and beyond the Eid-el-Fitri celebration.

This is in a statement signed in Ibadan by the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO.

The statement notes that the command’s spotlight would be beamed extensively across all critical infrastructures, places of worship, recreation centres, public spaces, financial institutions and all connecting routes and highways leading in and out of the state. 

 It notes that the Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Mr Hamzat, has directed Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers, DPOs, Heads of Tactical Teams and formations throughout the command to lead security operations from the frontline. 

It says these would include intelligence-led motorized patrols, intensive stop and search, surveillance routines around places of residence, national critical infrastructure and purposeful raids to rid criminal elements.

It says further that the command has deliberately increased layers of supervision for its field operatives during the holidays and beyond in a bid to ensure optimal professionalism while duties are being discharged. 

While felicitating with the Muslim faithful and the general public on the successful completion of the Holy Month of Ramadan, the command has reaffirmed its commitment towards protecting lives and property for all and sundry. 

“If you see something, say something and the Police will immediately do something, In cases of emergencies, 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, it added.

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