Oyo re-launches ‘Operation Burst’.
Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, on Friday inaugurated the newly reconstituted state Joint Security Task Force, codenamed `Operation Burst,’ at the area of Idi-Arere.
The Governor has described the two occasions as a landmark to his administration’s security effort
The state government choose this area because Idi-arere area is considered one of the hotspots in the city of Ibadan.
New Board of Trustees for the state’s Security Trust Fund (OYSSTF) was also inaugurated, the trust fund is headed by Deputy Governor, Operations, of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Bayo Adelabu. There are other members of OYSSTF; a member of the Olubadan-in-Council, Abiodun Kola-Daisi; Adesola Adeduntan, Falil Ayo-Abina, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Security Matters, Femi Oyedipe, Commissioner for Health, Azeez Adeduntan, Vickram Goushani, Femi Odumagbo.
There was also a mandate to reinvigorate the security outfit.
Mr. Ajimobi described the two occasions as a milestone in his administration’s efforts at stamping out all forms of brigandage and violent activities, he added that, his administration had earned the state the appellation of a garrison.
Which he said, led to the establishment of a Security Trust Fund and ‘Operation Burst’ in 2013 which eventually brought peace back to the state. Then able to stem the tide of armed robbery, gangsterism and other vices with this instrument of the law.
“We have now fortified the ‘Operation Burst’ with officers and men of the Nigerian Army, Navy, Special Response Squad of the Police and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), to renew the people’s confidence in the capacity and capability of the outfit.”
While inaugurating the 20 new patrol vans donated to the state by the OYSSTF at Idi-Arere, the governor promised that other arms and ammunition required to fight crimes and criminal activities to a standstill would be made readily available to the security outfit.
“With this development therefore, `One million Boys’ should be on the run! There is no more a safe haven for criminals and perpetuators of violence in our state,” he submitted.
(Edited By Olamide Michael)