Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State yesterday inaugurated the state Joint Patrol Squad and warned all criminal elements to stay clear of the state.
The 146-member squad codenamed, “Operation Burst’’ is made up of 65 officers of the Nigeria Police Force; 55 personnel of the Nigerian Army; 12 Air Force personnel; 7 personnel from the State Security Service (SSS) and 7 from the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
Gov. Ajimobi, while inaugurating the squad at the Governor’s Office car park, said that the move was a symbol of his administration’s total and zero tolerance for insecurity.
While noting that security was the essence of government, the governor noted that a government exists in the first instance to be able to provide security for its people, adding that any government that fails in this regard has lost touch with the fundamentals of governance.