Residents of Oke-Ogun area in Oyo State have been charged by the state Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Mr John Adewoye, to be proactive in their approach to the issues of security in the area.
Adewoye gave the charge at the weekend during a town hall meeting with stakeholders and residents at the Legislative Hall, Otu in Itesiwaju Local Government Area.
The event was witnessed by the Oniro of Otu, Oba Sunday Adepoju, traditional chiefs and other security agencies in the area.
Adewoye urged the people to be vigilant and security conscious, pointing out that those who perpetrated criminal acts lived among them.
In his remarks during the Commandant’s visit, the Chairman of Itesiwaju Local Government Area, Mr Niyi Adeagbo, who highlighted his administration’s effort to curb crime in the area, berated the youths who recently disrupted a sports event organised by the council to promote peace and unity among the youths in the area.
The Divisional Police Officer in charge of Otu Division, Mr Joel Mayowa, stressed the need for supply of useful information to enable security agents fight crime effectively.