The Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu has ordered the immediate deployment of the Police Intervention and Stabilization Forces to Oyo State over the recent inter-ethnic crisis in the state.
The Force spokesperson, Frank Mba disclosed this in a statement on Monday stating the need to reclaim the public space as well as bolster public confidence in the affected areas.
The police disclosed that the deployment, which consist largely of intelligence and operational assets of the Force, will include four Units of the Police Mobile Force (PMF).
Seasoned operatives from the Force Intelligence Bureau and one operational/surveillance Police helicopter from the Police Air-wing department form a part of the Intervention Force.
The team would be supervised by David Folawiyo, a Deputy Inspector General of Police, who is expected to mobilize all relevant stakeholders towards achieving the mandate of the squad.
“The IGP assures that the Force is committed to the safety of lives and properties of the citizens in the country.
“He calls on the citizens and residents of Oyo State and other Nigerians to embrace peace and cooperate with the Police and the security community as they redouble their efforts in ensuring that sustainable peace and security are restored to the affected areas,” the police said.