The Executive Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke has hosted a marathon security meeting with top police officers, calling for strengthening of inter-state policing to stem cross border criminal activities.
The meeting attended by the Assistant Inspector General of Police for Zone 11, Akande Sikiru and Commissioners of Police from Oyo and Osun state lasted for more than five hours with the State Governor citing inter-state criminal attacks as a major issue demanding urgent attention.
While commending the proactive actions of the police and other security agencies in a statement released by his media aide, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, the State Governor noted that strengthening of intelligence sharing and firming up of operational relationship among the state commands will stop criminals in their track before they launch cross border raids.
Governor Adeleke who noted that Osun is a peaceful state with strongly responsive security apparatus said the recent inter-state raids by armed robbers demand review of strategies, expressing happiness that the best approach to addressing the challenge is to have all relevant operational Commanders in the same room.
Responding, AIG Sikiru who was full of praises for the Adeleke administration for its governance and security strategies, assured the State Governor that the police service is re-strategising to sustain the records of peaceful existence in Osun state.
According to the statement, the meeting, which later went into a closed-door session, had a record number of 30 top state and zonal police Commanders in attendance.