Oyo Police Deploys Assests For Ibadan Egungun Festival


Oyo Police Deploys Assests For Ibadan Egungun Festival

Sequel to the lifting of ban on Egungun Festivities in Ibadan by the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun, the Oyo state Police Commissioner, Adebowale Hamzat has ordered the immediate deployment and marshalling of the Command’s operational, intelligence and tactical assets towards the overall success of the event.

This was disclosed in a statement issued on Monday by the Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso.

According to the statement, Ibadan residents shall witness high octane patrols, intelligence led stop and search and technology enhanced surveillance duties during the build-up to the commencement of the next phase of the festivities.

The Command further advises Parents, Guardians and leaders of influence in the Society to prevail on their Children,Wards and Proteges against being used by criminal elements to disrupt the processions in a bid to create panic and blood-letting as heavy sanctions would be meted out on any one found culpable in accordance with relevant laws.

While assuring the general public to go about their lawful businesses without fear of harassment or molestation, the Oyo State Police Command warns against breaching the relative tranquility enjoyed in the State by agents of mischief.

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