DIG Oyebade called parents to warn their children against the illegal protests.
News Rain reports that the Deputy Inspector General of Police, DIG. Adeleye Oyebade has called on the parents and guidance to warn their children or wards to desist from illegal protest, gathering today.
DIG Oyebade who was on the ground to brief journalists on the matter at the Oyo State Police Command Headquarters, Eleyele Ibadan, the Oyo State Capital, on Wednesday, said he was ordered by the Inspector General of Police to inform the entire people of the South West about the preparedness of the Police Force towards ensuring that Nigerians have a peaceful 60th Independent Anniversary Celebration.
The DIG Oyebade, who is the Deputy Inspector General of Police for the Southwest zone, where he supervises six State Commands, noted that his message is not limited to Oyo State alone but to the entire South West.
He said, ” IGP Adamu, ordered me to tell you that he wants a peaceful Independent Anniversary celebration across all States, all the parents should tell their children and also warned them to stay at home and celebrate the Independent Anniversary on a peaceful note and not to allow themselves to be used for any rally or protest or gathering for whatever purposes.
“Nigeria Police Force is committed to ensuring that the Independent Anniversary goes on a peaceful note, we are going to deploy our tactical teams to various areas known as Black Spots, and we will not take it slightly with any individual or groups that are ready to make use of the day to launch an attack on the innocent Nigerians.
DIG Oyebade also noted that all the flashpoints across all the southwest will be well lace-up with Policemen, just to ensure a safer Independent Anniversary celebration.
He said, ” Nigeria is older than all of us here, and we must respect her for that, we want all Nigerian to have a peaceful Independent Anniversary celebration, you are free to go to recreation centers with your loved ones, or clubhouse with your friends, Police will not harass anyone for doing so, because we want you to enjoy the day, but we are not going to sit down and fold our arms, while we watch people use the day to foment or cause trouble on the day we ought to be celebrating”.
“Nigeria is a United entity, and we must not allow anything to cause a problem for our dear nation, all of us should be law-abiding citizens, the Police are on the ground to ensure that we have a peaceful and safer 60th Independent Anniversary, so I urge you to desist from any form of violence. Oyebade stressed.