Where is APC for Og­bo­moso?

Sunday Trust - - VIEW POINT - Adewuyi Adeg­bite can be reached at:ayekoot05@gmail.com

Read­ers should not be con­fused by the topic of this piece. APC in this con­text is the Ar­mored Per­son­nel Car­rier. Dur­ing his glo­ri­ous era in Oyo State, Otunba Christo­pher Ade­bayo Alao-Akala, bought six ar­mored per­son­nel car­ri­ers for the state. Out of these, one was sta­tioned in Og­bo­moso to wade off se­cu­rity threat to the city. That was at the wake of in­ces­sant and spo­radic in­cur­sion of armed rob­bers into Og­bo­moso and Oyo State at large. There is no doubt the mea­sure was ef­fec­tive. How­ever, for quite some time, we have not seen the APC in the town. I am, there­fore, us­ing this medium to ask the rel­e­vant au­thor­i­ties, ei­ther the po­lice or Oyo State gov­ern­ment of the where­abouts of the war ma­chine? Ob­vi­ously, men of Oper­a­tion Burst, the SARS op­er­a­tives and the reg­u­lar po­lice, among oth­ers, are do­ing their best to make Og­bo­moso a safe place. How­ever, with the state of in­se­cu­rity in the na­tion, par­tic­u­larly the re­cent armed rob­bery in­ci­dent in the neigh­bour­ing Offa town in Kwara State which a lead­ing colum­nist has tagged, Offa mas­sacre, I think se­cu­rity needs to be beefed up in Og­bo­moso. And in do­ing this, the role of the APC can­not be overem­pha­sized. There­fore, on be­half of the town, I am so­lic­it­ing the re­turn of the ve­hi­cles to our streets. A stitch in time, they say, saves nine.

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