Kidnapping: Osun Govt Charges Residents On Security, warns Commercial Transport Operators

State Government of Osun has advised residents of the state to avoid patronising commercial motorcyclists, mini-buses and buses without registration numbers and be security conscious as they move around the state.

This is contained In a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbemode in reaction to the vided of a girl kidnapped in Osogbo by suspected kidnappers who use the commercial minibuses to perpetrate the act

The Statement reads: ‘The government, through intelligence report, is aware of the infiltration of the ranks of commercial transport operators in the state by some criminal elements who are now attempting to harm unsuspecting citizens using motorcycles and mini-buses (korope) especially.

The video of a young lady making the rounds who was fortunate to escape the plot confirms the report.

We are therefore calling on residents of the state to be more security-conscious as they move around the state, and especially avoid motorcycles, mini-buses or buses without registration numbers.

Citizens are also advised to report, through the state’s emergency line, all suspicious movements or presence around their communities or places of residence.

The various transport associations are also directed to dispatch their enforcement teams towards ensuring the strict adherence to the safety guidelines and rules laid down by the Ministry of Works and Transport. Specifically, the National Union of Road Transport Workers is charged not to allow any of its members to be used for nefarious activities that threaten the security of the state.

The security formations of the State have been fully briefed on this new development, and appropriate actions are being taken to ensure that these unscrupulous elements do not disrupt the peace of the State.

The statement concluded that ‘The government of Mr Adegboyega Oyetola will continue to do everything possible to protect citizens of the state from actual and potential threats.’

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