IGP Visit: Makinde Requests for Mobile Police Squadron-Base in Oyo town

Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, on Tuesday appealed for a mobile police squadron base in Oyo town to address the insecurity crisis in the Pace-setter, asserting that crime has been reduced to the barest minimum.

Makinde appealed while receiving the Inspector-General of Police, Alkali Baba, and his entourage including the state’s Commissioner of Police, Ngozi Onadeko, on a Courtesy visit to his office.

The Governor explained that the mobile police squadron base would further tackle insecurity occurrence that might want to rear its ugly head, with adequate manpower to protect indigenes and residents of the state and to complement the mobile police squadron-base already situated in Ago-Are, Oke-Ogun area of the state.

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The Oyo state’s helmsman also commended the Nigerian Police office for collaborative efforts with other security agencies, to tackle the negative effects of the insecurity situation, which is portraying the Country as a bad destination and a point unsafe for economic activities.

Earlier in his address during the Courtesy visit, the Inspector – General of Police, (I.G.P), Alkali Baba, on Tuesday, emphasized the need for community policing across the 36 states of the Federation.

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Alkali, while addressing Governor Makinde at the Courtesy room of his office, hinted that the Nigeria Police Force would recruit 20,000 policemen for adequate security of lives and property, as extensive fora deliberated on security challenges in Nigeria.

The top-security operative said state-policing when adopted, would strengthen the relationship between agencies responsible for the security and encourage synergy between the two units and enable dissemination of information, from members of the public.

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Insecurity issues continue to worsen in Nigeria known as the giant in the tropic of West Africa, despite the rejigging of security apparatus in the Country by President Muhammadu BUHARI, who has urged the various security agencies in the Country to stabilize security.


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