As the general elections scheduled for next year draws nearer, Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has assured that all necessary precautionary measures has been put in place to ensure that the peace currently being enjoyed in the state is not truncated.
The governor gave the assurance while speaking at the presentation of another 33 patrol vehicles to various security agencies in the state.
The patrol vehicles were distributed among the state security outfit, Operation Burst, police, the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) and the Prison Service.
According to Governor Ajimobi, no stone would be left unturned to ensure peaceful and violent-free elections next year.
“You know that when elections draw near like this, some people may tend to be violent. But in Oyo State, we have been able to keep peace and tranquility, and I want to assure the people of the state that this trend will continue.
“We have bought these vehicles to augment the several vehicles we had earlier procured. We have also purchased other auxiliary items in order to maintain peace in Oyo State. We are fully prepared and the people of the state are also prepared,’’ he said.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Mohammed Ndabawa, in his address, commended government’s commitment to ensuring security of lives and property in the state.
He said that the patrol vehicles would go a long way in assisting the police and other security agencies in curbing criminal activities in the state.