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Bank robberies: Oyo Govt reiterates commitment to security of lives

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BOTHERED by recent cases of armed robbery attacks on banks in neighbouring states, Oyo State Government has convened a security summit to avert similar occurrences in the state.

The meeting, which was convened at the behest of the Oyo State Security Trust Fund, on Tuesday in Ibadan, had in attendance, Heads of Security Agencies in the state and Chief Security Officers of financial institutions.

Declaring the summit open, Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi noted that the present administration in the state had given topmost priority to security of lives and property since its inception.

Represented by the deputy governor, Chief Moses Adeyemo, Governor Ajimobi said that the proactive step was being taken to forestall the incursion of criminal gangs into the state with a view to safeguarding lives and property of the citizens of the state, which, he said, had remained the cardinal objective of the administration since 2011.

The governor also said that the meeting was convened in reaction to the increase in criminal activities, especially bank robberies, in neighbouring states.

Ajimobi said, “This meeting has been convened in reaction to the noticeable increase in the activities of criminals in neighbouring states, especially attacks on banks. The state government believes that an anticipatory approach like this is needed to forestall such.

“It is with pride that I inform this meeting that there has been no successful armed robbery incident in any bank in Oyo State since we assumed office and we are determined to keep the status quo.”

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