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AIG assures travellers of safety on Akure-Ado Ekiti road

The Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) Zone 17, Williams Adebowale, has assured motorists and travellers plying the Akure/ Ikere/Ado road of their safety.

Adebowale, who gave this assurance, said adequate security officers and men will be deployed to the route which had in recent times recorded kidnapping and armed robbery cases

He said safer highway patrol teams will be deployed to other major highways in the state to ensure security of travellers and commuters.

The AIG, who recently assumed office following the redeployment of his predecessor, AIG Ebong E. Ebong, said,  kidnapping along Akure/ Ado-Ekiti road especially Ita-Ogbolu, will  end.

“We will look at the matrix and the statistics of what happened in the past few months, the spread of the crime, the area where certain crimes used to occur so that we will be able to work proactively to prevent  the crime from occurring and ensure prompt response to where they occur.

”The former Commissioner of Police in Oyo state expressed his readiness to establish synergy and collaborate with all security agencies in the state to ensure a peaceful and secured environment.

The AIG stressed that the zone could not condone any act of corruption and indiscipline among his officers and men that would dent the image of the force.

“We will continue to look inward to ensure that we don’t allow any bad egg in the police or sweep under the carpet where officers have done things unprofessional.

“It is the directive of the Inspector General of Police that we must always ensure that we keep a tap on our boys and make sure they are punished every time they misbehave or commit any offence or any act of indiscipline. It is a challenge to every other person to expose any colleague who misbehaves for punishment.

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“People come in with their character when they join the police but we ensure that we constantly monitor our officers and we ensure they stay within the procedure and the regulations of the police force.

“Every other agency is expected to be disciplined because their officers carry guns and it is not the interest of anybody to cover them, it is just as if someone is sitting on the keg of gunpowder. That is why we don’t take indiscipline lightly, and we have zero tolerance for indiscipline.”

He assured residents of Ondo that the police are adequately monitoring the political crisis in the state and said, “I believe things are back to normal but the command is monitoring the situation and when need demands, our intelligence officers are on ground to ensure that they prevent crisis anytime there is a lapse.”

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