Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke has commended the proactive actions of the Nigeria Police and other security agencies operating in the state.
The Governor also noted that strengthening intelligence sharing and firming up operational relationships among the state commands will stop criminals in their tracks before they launch cross-border raids.
The governor made the assertion on Thursday during a state security meeting while calling for the strengthening of inter-state policing to stem cross-border criminal activities.
In the meeting which had in attendance the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone XI, Akande Sikiru, Adeleke cited inter-state criminal attacks as a major issue demanding urgent attention.
While noting that Osun is a peaceful state with a strong responsive security apparatus, he said that the recent inter-state raids by armed robbers need a strategy review.
He also expressed hope that the best approach to addressing the challenge is to have all relevant operational Commanders in the same room.
“I am elated to have all of you here led by the police boss for the zone. Recent security breaches are traced to inter-state raids by criminals. So it is productive that we have all the relevant officers here. Let us strengthen collaboration and partnership. Osun must remain as peaceful as ever, the State Governor directed.
Responding, AIG Sikiru assured the State Governor that the police service is re-strategising to sustain the records of peaceful existence in Osun state.
“Your Excellency, we are more than ready to sustain peace in Osun State. You have a team of dynamic and gallant officers who are already deploying a technology-driven approach in law enforcement and the prevention of crime in Osun state.
“Permit me to express our appreciation for the logistic support your administration is providing for our operations. We know you will do more for us as we also respond proactively to the security needs of the state, ” AIG Sikiru promised.