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Civil defence deploys 150 personnel to crisis ridden areas in Oyo State

Segun Showunmi in Ibadan

Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Oyo State Command on Tuesday deployed 150 personnel of Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU) to the crisis affected areas in the State to forestall peace in addition to the existing Agro Ranger on ground.

Penpushing reports that the defence also called on people of the state to give maximum support to the security agencies in the state to secured lives and property so as to overcome current security challenges in the affected areas.

The Command Public Relations Officer, Oluwole Olusegun in a statement noted that the  Commandant, Iskilu Akinsanya during the monthly recap of security activities across the state said that security is not only governmental issue but collective responsibility of all indigenes and residents of the state.

Penpushing also reports that, Akinsanya said the command in its effort to make the security closer to the people at the grassroot announced the creation of additional three area commands to the existing six areas in the state to make it nine area commands in Oyo State.

The statement said three new areas are Area G-Egbeda,Area H-Kishi,Area I-Saki,adding that the commandant, however warned residents of the state to desist from violence, saying that anybody caught will be punished.

The Defence boss, urged the people to stop attaching ethnic or religious colouration to crime or criminality in the state but to joined hand with the organisation and other security agencies to end menace of kidnapping, banditry, cultism, robbery, child-abuse and other vices.

Penpushing reports that, it is recalled that Ibarapa zone of the state has recorded various security challenges following various clashes between residents and herders in part of the state.

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