Oyo state governor, Engr Seyi Makinde has disclosed that the state had placed a request to the Inspector General of Police for a Police Mobile Squadron to be sited in Oyo town.
This assurance comes after the controversy had trailed the siting of 72 Police Mobile Force squadron in Ago-Are, Oke-Ogun area of the state, with notions that Oyo town had been shortchanged.
Speaking on Wednesday, Makinde said, “So far, we have supported our federal security outfits, who do their best to protect our people. We provided them with communication gadgets and patrol vehicles.
“More recently, we requested for and established just this past May 2020, the Police Mobile Force 72 Squadron at Ago-Are and presented them with patrol vehicles for the outfit’s operations.
“And we have also requested from the Inspector General of Police another mobile police squadron that will be based in Oyo town.”
Speaking further, Makinde reiterated his yearn for state policing as a way to guarantee security across the country