Security Strengthened In Oyo As Makinde Warns Hoodlums

Security Strengthened In Oyo As Makinde Warns Hoodlums

Oyo State Government has issued a warning to hoodlums attacking private and public property in the name of the just-suspended #EndSARS protests, urging them to steer clear of the state.

Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism Dr. Wasiu Olatunbosun, made this known while speaking with reporters after an assessment tour of the places attacked by hoodlums during the #EndSARS protests in different parts of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

The places visited include Ojoo Divisional Police Headquarters, where 12 vehicles and the building were completely razed, as well as Egbeda Divisional Police Headquarters at New Gbagi Market, Old Ife Road, Ibadan, where the structures and three vehicles were also burnt.

The tour was led by the Director of Operations of the State Joint Anti-Crime Task Force Team codenamed Operation Burst.

But, the management of the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan has beefed up security around its premises over suspected plan to attack its facilities by hoodlums.

Police stations are being attacked in Ibadan while the house of a senator was also looted at the weekend.

In a statement by the Head, Public Relations of the hospital Mr. Toye Akinrinlola yesterday, the hospital’s management said it had information that hoodlums were planning to attack the hospital.

It assured staff, students and other members of the UCH community that adequate measures had been put in place by security agencies to forestall such planned attack.

It was observed that peace has started returning to the capital city as businesses have begun to open up. Commercial transport operators were also seen doing business with traffic gradually building up in busy parts of the state capital.



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