The Oyo State Police Command says it has mapped out strategies to tackle kidnapping and other forms of criminality in the state.
The Commissioner, Ngozi Onadeko, made this known in a statement by the command’s spokesperson, Adewale Osifeso.
Onadeko, in the statement on Friday in Ibadan, said that the command, in its bid to rid the state of criminality, held a stakeholders’ meeting on Thursday at Oluyole Local Government Area of the state.
She said that the police would ensure increased visibility, deployment of more policing assets to the jurisdiction and implementation of other layers of supervision in the state.
The police Commissioner assured the law-abiding people of the state of a crime-free and stress-free Christmas and New Year celebrations.
She said that top on the agenda of the meeting was the involvement of all and sundry in the sustenance of the relative tranquility in the council area and the state in general.
Onadeko said that the deliberations also centred on meaningful strategies to prevent incidents of kidnapping on Idi-Ayunre/Ibadan axis of the council area through prompt provision of credible information to the police.
She assured the public of the protection of identity of anyone who offered credible information to the police.
The police boss commended the sustained partnership among sister agencies and non-state actors, re-affirming police command’s commitment to fortifying and maintaining peace in the axis.
Speaking at the occasion, Chairman of Oluyole Local Government Council, Olajide Popoola, commended the efforts of the police in protecting the lives and property of the people of the area.
Popoola promised to provide all the necessary logistics for the officers and men of the command.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations, DCP Waheed Ayilara, DPOs and traditional rulers, led by Alayunre of Idi-Ayunre, Oba Muritala Salami and Alhaji Wakili Adamu were present at the occasion.