Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu ordered the urgent deployment of a police force for intervention and stabilization in the state of Oyo.
This was announced in a statement signed by Force public relations officer Frank Mba on Monday.
Mba said teams have been deployed to restore public space, strengthen security and strengthen public confidence in areas affected by the recent crisis in the country.
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“Deployments, which mainly consist of Intelligence and Operational Force forces, include four (4) Police Mobile Force (PMF) units, seasonal operatives from the Force Intelligence Office and one (1) operational / surveillance helicopter from the Police Aviation Department.
“Intervention forces are in charge of strengthening and stabilizing security in the country, preventing further breakdown of law and order, protection of life and property, and ultimately improving public security and general security in the country,” he added.
The intervention team is coordinated by the Deputy Inspector General of Police, DIG, David Folawiyo, who is expected to mobilize all relevant stakeholders to achieve the detachment’s mandate.
The Oyo state government earlier Saturday ordered the immediate closure of Shasha market in the Akinyele local government area of Ibadan, the state capital.
The market was closed after an ethnic clash took place on Friday, and the government also imposed curfews for Shash and the market.