ASSISTANT Inspector General of Police (AIG), Zone11, Oluyemi Agunbiade has called on people to shun the act of ethinicising criminality to avoid mayhem.
Mr Agunbiade stated this at the Oyo State Police Headquarters, Eleyele, Ibadan, during a familiarisation tour to the command on Wednesday.
He said a criminal, irrespective of colour, religion or ethnicity background, should be treated as a criminal without making inciting comments on the issue of ethnicity.
He said the visit became imperative to address the security problems bedeviling the state.
While stating the resolve of the Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, to ensure the implementation of police reform, he urged Nigerians to shun the habits that are capable of inciting crisis.
He said, “I came to rekindle the police officers and stakeholders on the need to work in collaboration with one another.
Not only that, but to also give them the mantras of the Inspector General of Police as to robust public relations and to address my men on the need for training and retraining to enhance the competence of police officers and to assure the members of the public that we are now ready; we are coming back in full and we are not going to allow criminals to have their way anymore.”
Mr Agunbiade stated further that with the support of the public, the police was ready to tackle insecurity, irrespective of tribe, religion or culture.
In her address, the Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Mrs Ngozi Onadeko, who is the first female to hold the office in Oyo State, said she would further implement effective security strategies to ensure that the people of Oyo State sleep with both eyes closed.
Commissioner Onadeko, therefore pledged to work effectively with the people of Oyo State and also promised never to let them down as securing lives and property remains her priority.