Oyo launches rebranded Joint Patrol Friday, inaugurates Security Trust Board

The Oyo State Government has disclosed that its re-branded joint
patrol team,
Operation Burst will be re-launched on Friday to stem the
menace of criminal
activities in some areas of the state, noting that 20 vans
will be distributed
to the security outfit to aid their effectiveness and
efficiency.
The Government also said that the reconstituted board of
trustees of its security
trust fund, Oyo State Security Trust Fund (OYSSTF), will be
inaugurated on Friday.

The government also disclosed that it’s re-branded the joint patrol team, operation
Burst will be re-launched to stem the menace of criminal
activities in some
areas of the state, noting that 20 vans will be distributed
to the security
outfit to aid their effectiveness and
efficiency.

The Executive Secretary of the OYSSTF, Mr. Femi Oyedipe said on
Monday that the
board to be inaugurated by Governor Abiola Ajimobi at the
Executive Chambers is
headed by the Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria,
CBN, Mr. Adebayo
Adelabu.
Oyedepo said other members of the board are Dr. Adesola Adeduntan,
Engr. Femi Odumabo,
Dr. Falil Abina, Chief Kola Daisi, Mr. Vickram Gursahaney and
Dr. Azeez Adeduntan,
the state Commissioner for Health.

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He said that the Operation Burst, which comprises of all the
security outfits in
the State is expected to complement the efforts of the
police in curbing
crimes, adding that the officers of the joint patrol team
have been mandated to
operate in line with the best practices and in accordance
with tenets of their security outfits.

The OYSSTF scribe stated that there will be restriction of
vehicular movements at
the venue of the re-launch of operation, Idi Arere area of
the state,
explaining that Mapo to Idi Arere and Bode to Idi Arere will
be blocked while
those coming from Popoyemoja and Kudeti should find
alternative routes between
the hours of 8 am and 1 pm.
He said, “We want to passionately appeal to the people State
to bear with us as
there will be no road at the venue of the re-launch at Idi
Arere. The governor
has directed that the programme should be held at the crisis
prone area, hence
our decision to pick Idi Arere. Roads around the area will
be blocked and we
enjoin our people to make use of the alternative
routes.

”The rebranded operation burst will complement the efforts of
other security outfits
in the state to curb crime. Our foundation for development
is peace and
security and we are not ready to negate our responsibilities
to protect lives
and properties,” Oyedipe stressed.