*urges residents to embrace COVID-19 protocols during festivities
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command, CP Vivian Ngozi Onadeko on Friday disclosed that adequate security measures have been put in place ahead of the 2021 Eid-el-Kabir celebrations and beyond in and across the state.
CP Onadeko in a statement made available to journalists on her behalf by the command Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Adewale Osifeso said in ensuring adequate security during and after the festivities, the command has made strategic security deployment spanning the length and breadth of the state.
She stressed , ” furthermore, these deployments would be characterized by; increased visibility policing, aggressive stop and search, convoy patrols and intelligence-led surveillance before, during and after the festivities”.
“The Federal Government has announced Tuesday, July 20th and Wednesday July 21st, 2021 as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-El-Kabir celebrations across the federation. Sequel to this, the Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Police Command, CP Ngozi Onadeko, wishes to inform the general public that adequate security measures have been put in place ahead of the 2021 Eid-El-Kabir celebrations and beyond with strategic security deployment spanning the length and breadth of the State”, she said.
CP Onadeko maintained that strategic partnerships with sister security agencies alongside local hunters and vigilantes would be intensified in ensuring adequate security in and across the state.
She then reminded the people of Oyo state the need to embrace all stipulated COVID-19 protocols especially with the incursion of the Delta Variant in some parts of the country”
Emphasizing that in the event of distress call or dissemination of useful information, citizens are advised to call the Police Control Room Numbers, 08081768614, 07055495413 and 615 (Toll Free) from Oyo State Security Trust Fund, the Commissioner of Police, on behalf of the Officers and men of Oyo State Police Command wishes all Muslim faithfuls a joyous EID-EL-KABIR celebration and urges the good people of Oyo State to remain law abiding and relentless in providing the Command with credible and reliable information.