Respite came the way of the people of Ibokun and environ in Obokun Local Government of Osun State on Saturday, following the deployment of an Armoured Personnel Carrier to the area.
The deployment of the vehicle followed its facilitation and renovation by the House of Assembly member representing Obokun state Constituency, Hon Olatunbosun Oyintiloye.
It would be recalled that the area has been under security threats such as an armed robbery attack which took place at Wema Bank Ibokun, the only bank in the area On December 15, 2015.
Handing over the Armoured vehicle to the DPO in charge of the town, Mr Durodola Taofeeq, Oyintiloye said, the reopening of the bank would revive the commercial and economic activities of the town.
Oyintiloye who commended the administration of Governor Rauf Aregbesola for providing an enabling environment for every business to thrive, said the efforts of the government has made the state to remain peaceful over the years.
The Lawmaker pointed out that it became necessary for people to change their mind sets about security management stressing that the community cannot get the best result from, individualistic tendencies.
“There is the need to awaken consciousness and strengthen local apparatus such as the vigilante groups, there is the need to adopt smart monitoring and reporting tools, there is the need to build the capacity of young ones to adopt simple technology for surveillance and collaborate with security agencies to nip crime at the bud”.
Oyintiloye stated that Armoured Personnel Carriers apparently is a cute hardware saying that the place of human ware should not be displaced, “we must calibrate our community all the time and identify weak areas that may give us away. We must prove ourselves, actually, I believe with effective networking with community heads and kabiyesis, we can do effective mapping of our community and invoke trespass order on intruders, we can invoke ancient traditional technology, if any exit, to fence our society”.
He emphasized the need for security issues to be brought into the front burner, in religious, social, formal and informal meetings saying people should not only be alert but be aware.