By Rasheedah Makinde

The Oyo State Police Command says adequate security measures have been put in place ahead of Sunday’s Eid-el-Kabir celebrations with strategic security deployment spanning the length and breadth of the State.

This is contained in a statement signed in Ibadan by the Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Adewale Osifeso.


The statement notes that the deployments will be characterized by; increased visibility policing, confidence building convoy patrols, intelligence led stop and search and intelligence driven surveillance during and after the festivities.

It notes further that the operational spotlight will be beamed on Places of worship, Media houses, Financial Institutions, Schools, Public spaces (Parks), Recreational centers, Motor parks including all exit and entry points in the State.

Also, it says Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers and Tactical team leaders have been given express directives to lead and supervise township patrols in line with Standard Operating Procedure.

It therefore urges Parents, guardians, leaders wielding various degrees of influence  to prevail on their wards against being used by sinister minded individuals to disrupt the festivities as heavy sanctions await anyone found culpable of breaching the peace of the land during and beyond the festivities.

“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 the following Oyo State Police Command Emergency lines; 08081768614, 09054133071 and 09061299291”

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