The newly created zone 17 covering Ondo and Ekiti States, shall be front liners both in community policing and security consciousness.
The Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Mr David Folawiyo in charge of Ondo/Ekiti Zone 17, who gave this promise on assumption of office over the weekend added that a new record shall be set in the security architecture to address crimes posing as threats to lives and properties in Ondo and Ekiti states.
Folawiyo who was received by Deputy Commissioner of Police (Admin) Joseph Akinyede and other ranking officers at the police force headquarters Igbatoro road, Akure thereafter proceeded to his command where the inspection of guards took place.
Folawiyo assured that his tenure will witness a new dawn in the security architecture of Ondo and Ekiti States through community policing and other strategies to effectively curb crime and mop up intelligence gathering.
” Ondo/Ekiti are wonderful people and its a new dawn with new song as we move to provide crucial security architecture to curb crimes in the area through community policing and other effective strategies.
“Zone 17 is going ever forward from today and we are front liners both in community policing and security consciousness.
“We are ever ready and always in front both in Ondo and Ekiti States and that is why you see us taking ground style.
“The eagle has landed and we are singing a new song,” he said.
On strategies to curb the rate of kidnapping in Ondo North Senatorial District, Folawiyo said police had put in place strategies to make the area and entire state crime free.
“There is already in place, the strategies on issue of kidnapping and other crimes in the state because you don’t change until you have learnt the lesson,” Folawiyo stated.
In May 2020, President Muhammadu Buhari approved a major re-organisation of Nigeria Police Force, creating a full-fledged intelligence unit carved out of the Force Criminal Investigation Department and five new Zonal Commands among other structural changes.
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