The Commissioner of Police Oyo State Command, Mrs Ngozi Onadeko on Monday led teams of police tactical officers into Idi-Ayure forest in an attempt to end the continuous kidnapping along the Ibadan-Ijebu Ode expressway.
The Commissioner who is sleepless due to the nefarious activities of these criminal elements in the axis has also reformed the security apparatus around the Idi-Ayunre / Ijebu Ode expressway in a bid to halt cases of abduction along the axis.
In a press statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) DSP. Adewale Osifeso, on Monday, the Commissioner of Police has concluded arrangement to strengthen the success from various releases of abducted persons.
Adding that the Commissioner of Police has since sorted out ways to bring kidnapping in the ‘Idi-Ayunre forest axis’ to an end.
“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 to share of information and conduct 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.