The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has insisted on unravelling the perpetrators of the recent Abolongo, Oyo Jailbreak, saying it may cause further security issues if it is not done.
Receiving the new head of Department of State Services (DSS) in the state, Mr. Agada Alex in his office recently, Makinde commended the efforts of the DSS and other security forces in the state to apprehend the escaped inmates.
Speaking further, Makinde said he wants the DSS to get to the bottom of what led to the jailbreak at the correctional centre.
He said: “Let me, on behalf of the people and government of Oyo State, welcome you formally to Ibadan. People are talking about the security situation in the state but it is stable because you have been up and doing.
“So, we want to appreciate your efforts. I do know that we have a good relationship between the DSS and the government and even all the other agencies like Amotekun and Operation Burst.
“Let me request that we should try to maintain that cordial relationship. The work is cut out for you in Oyo State. Yes, it is stable but a lot of work is still required to stay on top of the situation. I can only promise that, as an administration, we will continue to provide the necessary support.
“I do have a request: when we visited Oyo town, I did mention that we were not sure whether the incident (jailbreak) was isolated or actually the beginning of something that may throw up various security challenges for us. I am still interested in the service assisting to get to the bottom of what has happened there.
“If it is an isolated occurrence, we know that we will only need to step up surveillance and deepen our intelligence-gathering activities in those areas. But if it is the beginning of organised criminal activities, then we have to be frontal and go after the people. So, it is important that we have something back from you.”