*At a ceremony unveiling a N700m police barracks constructed by Offa individuals
The Minister of Info and Tradition, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has referred to as on the Nigeria Police Drive to redouble its effort in the direction of ridding Kwara State of criminals and miscreants.
The Minister, who made the decision on the commissioning of an ultra-modern Cellular Police Barracks constructed by the Offa Group in Kwara State on Thursday, mentioned current occasions have proven that hoodlums and miscreants are nonetheless very a lot lively within the state.
“With what Offa individuals have performed in the present day, they’ve given you (the police) the required help to rid not simply Offa however all the Kwara State of hoodlums, cultists, armed robbers and all undesirables.
“This can be a name to obligation and I wish to name on the police in Kwara State to redouble their effort in guaranteeing that Kwara State is secure for all,” he mentioned, including that this was essential to create a safe and peaceable ambiance for improvement to thrive within the state.
“Those that witnessed what occurred a couple of days in the past within the state will agree with me that cultists, hoodlums, hooligans and brigands are nonetheless very a lot lively in Kwara State,” he mentioned.
Alhaji Mohammed mentioned it has change into expedient for the police to behave now and safe the surroundings, particularly within the run-up to the 2019 basic elections.
“You will need to please make sure that each citizen of this state is free to solid his vote and that his vote won’t solely be counted however his vote will depend, and the one method you’ll be able to guarantee us of that is by guaranteeing that you simply rid the state of all legal parts earlier than elections,” he mentioned.
The Minister counseled the Offa neighborhood for offering a befitting barracks for the Cellular Police Drive within the city, in view of the collection of robberies within the space, particularly the April 5, 2018 assault that left 33 individuals useless.
The Inspector Basic of Police, who was represented by the Commissioner of Police in control of Cellular Police, Mr. Lawal Jimeta, mentioned the Squadron Base was strategically positioned to test violent crime in Offa and the adjourning states of Ekiti, Osun and Kogi.
The Olofa of Offa, Oba Mufutau Gbadamosi, mentioned the neighborhood spent N700 million to construct the Cellular Police Barracks inside six months.
The barracks boasts of 1 3-bedroom and 44 two-bedroom flats, in addition to an Administrative block, an Armoury, a Guard Home and a Communication Room, amongst different amenities.
Offa witnessed a number of robberies on 5 April, resulting in the loss of life of 31 individuals, together with 9 policemen.