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May 29 NURTW’s Looming Trouble: Police Dispels Rumors

The Oyo State Police Command has enjoined resident and indigene of Oyo State to dispel the rumours of planned  disruption of peace in the state by the leaders of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) on the 29th of May, during the inauguration of the incoming governor of Oyo State, Eng Seyi Mconstitutionale statement was contained in a press release issued and signed by the Oyo State commissioner of police, SP Shina Olukolu, which was made available to Newsmen in Ibadan yesterday.

The release revealed that ‘the attention of the police in Oyo State has been called to an “unsigned, uncaptioned and undated” statements going viral on the social media purported to cause imminent breakdown of law and order in Oyo State, ascribing to an unapproved means of change of leadership by the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW).

“The police commissioner wishes to reassure the good people of Oyo State and the entire citizenry that the police in Oyo State are on top of the situation and are working closely in the synegy with the State government, the Union members both at the State and the National levels and other sisters security agencies.”

The statement further reads that in order to ensure that the transport union is not giving any breathing space to create chaos or breach of peace at anywhere or any part of the state, adequate security has been put in place, re-jigged and re-vitalised to respond to any security threats from any parts of the state including but not limited to the popular Iwo Road round-about and the NURTW state headquarters and other popular motor parks and beyond.

In the same development, Assistant inspector general of Police in charge of Zone XI, AIG Leye Oyebade has also assured peace and transquility reigns in Oyo State particularly during the forthcoming inauguration swearing in of the new administration in Oyo State.

The police boss therefore wishes to inform the people to ignore the purported threats allegedly being issued by an unscrupulous individual who allegedly intends to cause breach of peace under the pretext of assuming the leadership of NURTW in Oyo State by unleashing terror on the incumbent leadership in the State and forcibly taking over the administration of local parks in Oyo State.

Olukolu however warned any individuals or group who intends to cause mayhem on the 29th of May, 2019 to desist from their plan or change ways and do not test the will and capacity of security agencies in Oyo State to deal adequately with any threats in the State, adding that the police remain resolute in the performance of their constitutional responsibilities of the protection of life and properties in the state.

“People should continue to partner, support and synergized with the police in particular, the entire security agencies to ensure that the relative peace being enjoyed in Oyo State is not truncated by misguided individuals or group”.
He added.

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