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Thursday, December 8, 2022

Be security conscious, Osun urges residents

By Michael Ofulue, Osogbo

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Following the spate of unwholesome activities of suspected kidnappers in Osun, the state government has advised residents to be security conscious and report suspicious movement  to security agencies.

The Government through intelligence report said it was aware of the infiltration of the ranks of commercial transport operators in the state by some criminal elements who  wanted to harm unsuspecting citizens using motorcycles and mini-buses .

The State Commissioner for Information, Mrs funke Egbemode hinted that the video of a young lady making the rounds who was fortunate to escape the plot confirmed the report.

“We are therefore calling on residents of the state to be more security-conscious as they move around the state, and especially avoid motorcycles, mini-buses or buses without registration numbers.

“Citizens are also advised to report, through the state’s emergency line, all suspicious movements or presence around their communities or places of residence.”

According to her, various transport associations are also directed to dispatch their enforcement teams towards ensuring the strict adherence to the safety guidelines and rules laid down by the Ministry of Works and Transport.

Specifically, the National Union of Road Transport Workers is charged not to allow any of its members be used for nefarious activities that threatens the security of the state.

“The security formations of the State have been fully briefed on this new development, and appropriate actions are being taken to ensure that these unscrupulous elements do not disrupt the peace of the State.”

Egbemode said the government of Gboyega Oyetola will continue to do everything possible to protect citizens of the state from actual and potential threats.

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