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Oyo partners army to sustain peace

Oyo partners army to sustain peace
December 12
22:12 2017

The Oyo state government has entered into an agreement with the Nigeria army to build a permanent garrison for peace and security to sustain the subsisting tempo of security in the state.

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Abiola Ajimobi, the state governor, disclosed this during the opening ceremony of the last quarter of the 2017 Chief of Army Staff (COAS) conference in Ibadan, the state capital.

According to Ajimobi, the development is coming on the heels of commendations from across the country over the efforts of the army in quelling insurrections and other multiple armed local conflicts around the country.

Ajimobi recounted how a former president of Nigeria once described Ibadan as a political garrison command, which bred all manner of armed criminals.

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He added that it almost tainted the good image of the state, as host of Nigeria’s premier university.

The governor said what saved the state from armed criminals was the initiative of his administration to partner with the army, which he said, has flushed out all sorts of criminal elements from the state.

He told Nigerians to feel free to visit the state at any time they deem fit as “security, peace and tranquillity have been restored to this ancient largest city in Africa”.

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He added that he desires to sustain this partnership with the army with the understanding to build a garrison of peace and security where developments in all sector would thrive unhindered and, in abundance to add value to the lives of citizens of the state.

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