Police tighten security on Ondo’s borders
As part of efforts to ensure that criminals, especially kidnappers are checkmated the Ondo State, Police Commissioner, Mr Undie Adie, has directed all the Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) covering border towns and villages to effectively patrol the areas and fish out the criminals.
To this end, they are to begin 24-hour surveillance and patrol in all the entries and exits of Ondo State especially in Ofosu, Igbotako and Ifon axis including boundaries of Ondo and Kogi State to prevent hoodlums incursions into the state.
The Ondo State Police Public Relations Officer , Mr Femi Joseph, who disclosed this to The Hope Metro said it is part of security measures to check criminality in the state.
He said the policemen drafted to the identified entry and exit Police points are mandated to stop and search any suspicious vehicles or movement of any individual around the areas.
Joseph revealed that effective synergy between sister security agencies in affected states sharing boundaries with the state, will no doubt ,help in crime prevention, detection and control, just as he said that necessary security mechanisms have been mapped out to guarantee the safety of lives and property of every citizen of the state and the nation as a whole.
He said, “My CP has given order and directives to all police divisions covering border towns and villages to be proactive and intensify surveillance and patrol all identified areas sharing boundaries within Ondo state.
“More police men have been drafted to those axis. All we want is to make sure there is no criminal incursion into our state.
He further revealed that “since they began 24 hours patrol in border towns, there has not been any report of criminality happening in those entries and exits points.
We hope to sustain the efforts, while we call on members of the public to always give us useful information necessary to tackle all manners of crime head long with collaboration of other sister agencies”, Joseph said.
The police spokesman advised motorists plying major highways across the state to cooperate with the security personnel on the roads.