The Inspector-General of Police, M.A Adamu has authorized an instantaneous deployment of Police Intervention and Stabilization Forces to Oyo State to redeem the public space, strengthen security and reinforce public confidence in the crisis-ridden areas of the State.
The deployments include intelligence and operational assets of the Force, including 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.
The Intervention Force is mandated to be responsible for reinforcing and stabilizing security in the State, preventing a further crisis, protecting lives and properties and most of strengthening public safety and general security in the State.
The Intervention Force is coordinated by DIG David Folawiyo, min, a Deputy Inspector General of Police, who must mobilize all relevant officers towards achieving the mandate of the squad.
The IGP guarantee the populace that the Force is committed to the safety of lives and properties of the citizens in the country. While calling on the citizens and residents of Oyo State and Nigerians to seek peace and team up with the Police and the security agencies as they reinforce their efforts in achieving lasting peace and security in the affected areas.