Oyo State is More Peaceful than Portrayed by the Social Media – SW Police DIG


The Deputy Inspector-General of Police supervising the South West, David Folawiyo, has said the issue of insecurity in Oyo State as being portrayed in some section of the media, especially online media, is not as terrible as it is being made to look.

DIG Folawiyo, who was at the state police command, Eleyele, on Monday, said he was in the state to meet with officers and men of the command, to discuss how to improve security in the state.

The police boss also said the police was already working with residents of the state to bring about a lasting solution to the situation in Shasha and Ibarapa areas of the state.

He said, “I want to say that the security situation in the state is not as terrible as it is being portrayed, especially on social media.

“However, I am in the state to look at what we have done and how we can perform better.

“At the moment, we are not doing badly, but we can definitely do better.

“In fact, Oyo State appears calmer than as presented, especially on social media. We have no statewide-crisis. So there is no instability in Oyo, but things can be better.

“We are paying serious attention to Ibarapa. We are also working with people to overcome the Shasha crisis. We are working with people to bring about a lasting solution to the crisis. It is a wonderful thing that when you work with the community and they are also listening to you.”

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