THE Federal Government has deployed Police Intervention and Stabilization Forces to reinforce security in parts of Oyo State.
The move to reclaim the public space, reinforce security and bolster public confidence in Oyo became inevitable following recent crisis in Shaha area of the state.
In a statement, the Inspector-General of Police – IGP Mohammed Adamu said: “The deployments, consisting largely of intelligence and operational assets of the Force, include four (4) Units of the Police Mobile Force (PMF), seasoned operatives from the Force Intelligence Bureau and one (1) operational/surveillance Police helicopter from the Police Air-wing department.”
Other parts of the statement signed by CP Frank Mba, Force Public Relations Officer said:
“The Intervention Force is charged with the responsibility of reinforcing and stabilizing security in the State, preventing further breakdown of law and order, protecting lives and properties and ultimately enhancing public safety and general security in the State.
“The Intervention Force is being coordinated by a Deputy Inspector General of Police, DIG David Folawiyo who is expected to mobilize all relevant stakeholders towards achieving the mandate of the squad.
“The IGP assures that the Force is committed to the safety of lives and properties of the citizens in the country.
“He calls on the citizens and residents of Oyo State and other Nigerians to embrace peace and cooperate with the Police and the security community as they redouble their efforts in ensuring that sustainable peace and security are restored to the affected areas.