Oyo anti-crime squad “Operation Burst” to be restored in Oyo State
The Oyo State government has swung into action to reinstate the anti-crime squard “Operation Burst “which is made up of policemen; personnel of the Nigerian Army; Air Force personnel; from the State Security Service (SSS) and from the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) next Friday,aiming at curbing the incessant robbery and crime occurrences in the four corners of the state, noting that 20 vans will be circulated to the security outfit to aid their effectiveness and efficiency.
This was contained in the statement made available by the Executive Secretary of the OYSSTF, Mr. Femi Oyedipe to Newsmen in Ibadan on Monday The Executive Secretary of the OYSSTF.Mr. Femi Oyedipe said that the board is to be inaugurated by Governor Abiola Ajimobi at the Executive Chambers is headed by the Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Mr. Adebayo Adelabu, insideoyo reports.
Other members of the board are Dr Adesola Adeduntan, Engr. Femi Odumabo, Dr Falil Abina, Chief Kola Daisi, Mr Vickram Gursahaney and Dr Azeez Adeduntan, the state Commissioner for Health.
The OYSSTF scribe sated that there will be restriction of vehicular movements at the venue of the re-launch of operation, Idi Arere area of the state, explaining that Mapo to Idi Arere and Bode to Idi Arere will be blocked while those coming from Popoyemoja and Kudeti should find alternative routes between the hours of 8am and 1pm.
The statement reads;
He said “We want to passionately appeal to the people State to bear with us as there will be no road at the venue of the re-launch at Idi Arere.
The governor has directed that the programme should be held at the crisis prone area, hence our decision to pick Idi Arere. Roads around the area will be blocked and we enjoin our people to make use of the alternative routes.
“The rebranded operation burst will complement the efforts of other security outfits in the state to curb crime. Our foundation for development is peace and security and we are not ready to negate our responsibilities to protect lives and properties,” Oyedipe stressed