A contingent of the Special Force Squad of the Nigeria Police from the Headquarters are already in Oyo State to reinforce the officers and men of the State Command in providing security at the various polling units in Saturday’s Governorship and House of Assembly elections in the state.
The state Commissioner of Police Alhaji Muhammadu Katsina made this disclosure in Ibadan, the state capital on Wednesday while fielding questions from journalists on the state of preparedness of the State Police Command for the polls.
He revealed that about 30,000 security operatives including personnel from other sister agencies have been detailed across the state.
According to the him, the Police Command has improved on its intelligence just as the security personnel have been despatched to the communities to conduct on-the-spot assessment of all the areas marked as flash points to help the police to be pro-active in their engagement.
Katsina while parading 49 suspects arrested in connection with the April 1, 2015 and the murder of the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Agugu, Ibadan, CSP Ikeokwu Nworgu, following a false ritual alarm that threw Adekile area of the Oyo State capital into commotion noted that no stone would be left unturned to unravel the mystery behind the false ritual alarm.
He said that the team of crack detectives including the Ambush squad which carried a painstaking and aggressive manhunt for the perpetrators of the heinous crime had recovered the matchetes, guns, charms and other lethal weapons used in committing the crime.
Also, some properties looted from the scene have been recovered while investigations are still in progress, the CP stated.