Osun CP fumes over rising rates of kidnapping, attacks, tasks lieutenants

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BY TIMOTHY AGBOR, OSOGBO

Uba Group

The Osun State Police Commissioner, Olawale Olokode, has expressed great anger over worsening activities of kidnappers and political thugs across the state.

A statement issues by the police command’s Public Relations Officer, Yemisi Opalola on Tuesday, revealed that the CP had given stern order to other top police heads in the state to intensify policing and restore order.

There had been pockets of kidnapping incidents and attacks in the state which had caused fear in the minds of residents.

According to the statement, “consequent upon tide of attacks and counter attacks by individuals, political parties/supporters, transporters and act of thuggery after the governorship election in the state, the State Command is miffed with the trend by unscrupulous elements to disturb the peace of the State.

“In view of this, the Commissioner of Police, Osun State, CP Olawale Olokode, has re-engineered the security template in the state by giving actionable order to the Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers and Tactical Commanders to embark on rigorous/intensive operations and intelligence led policing to ensure the public place are not taking over by the criminal minded individual and group(s) thereby stemming the tide of this unwarranted trend.

“The CP while giving the command’s security action plans to his lieutenants to tackle all forms of crimes in the state, admonished the political gladiators to play the game according to the rules.

“The CP equally urges good people of the State to continue with their legitimate businesses as police personnel in collaboration with the other security agents have been charged to maintain absolute peace.

“Finally, he implores members of the public to give timely and actionable information to the police as the saying that, “a stitch in time saves nine.”