The government of the State of Osun, on Saturday, assured residents of Olopa estate in Ofatedo, Egbedore local government area, that it had scaled up security measures in the area against potential criminal activities.
This followed the community’s receipt of a notice of intent to rob, by an unknown group demanding a settlement fee of N20million from the community to stop them from invading the community.
The notice has since caused tension in the community, resulting in residents vacating their apartments and business activities being paralysed.
But in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mrs Funke Egbemode, Osun government said it had since reinforced security presence in the area in a bid to guarantee the residents’ safety.
The statement read in part: “The Special Adviser to the Governor on Security, Mrs Abiodun Ige, and the Member representing Egbedore constituency in the State House of Assembly, Hon. Babatunde Ibirogba, have on behalf of the government held a meeting with critical stakeholders in the community on improved security measures to protect the area.
“Residents of Olopa estate and Ofatedo community have been assured that there will be no breakdown of law and order in the area because of reinforced security presence in the area.
“Residents are advised to be vigilant and promptly report any strange movement or presence within the area to the leadership of the community so that security operatives can be quickly alerted.
“There is no need to panic, no need to vacate the community for fear of attacks. There is no need to shut down economic activities because of the threat. The administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola remains committed to the security of lives and properties of the people of Osun”, the statement read.