The Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Mrs. Ngozi Onadeko today led a group of tactical police units to the Idi-Ayure forest as a way to know the Ibadan – Ijebu ode expressway area better and combat kidnappers who frequently abduct people in the area.
She told reporters that the high criminal activity in the area was very disturbing and that the Oyo State police had made plans to restructure the security measure around the Idi-Ayunre – Ijebu-ode expressway to nip the incessant kidnappings around there in the bud.
In a press statement released by the Oyo State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Adewale Osifeso on Monday, the Oyo State Commissioner of Police stated her intention to begin plans to apply the measures they used to recover kidnap victims in the past to any future abductions.
He also added that the CP has rolled out preliminary plans to stamp out kidnapping in the ‘Idi-Ayunre forest axis once and for all.
“To this effect, the CP embarked on yet another “on the spot” assessment in the company of members of her management team, to the said forest, combing through ‘Mamu’, ‘Dalley’ and its environs across Ogun State border with the purposes of sharing of information and conducting Intelligence-led operations between the States.
“Consequent upon this, the Commissioner of Police wishes to inform both private and public users of the Idi-Ayunre / Ijebu-Ode road as well as every other boundary related routes within the Oyo State Police Command’s jurisdiction to bear in mind that security apparatus has been deployed in top capacities to ensure that all and sundry within the State go about their day to day activities without any form of molestation or harassment from unscrupulous elements.
“While cooperation with the Police in exchange of credible and timely information is encouraged, the CP also enjoins the good people of Oyo State to stay away from crime and aligns with the holy virtues associated with the holy month of Ramadan, within and beyond the Ramadan period “, the police spokesperson said in the statement.