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Olojo Festival: Police, Road Safety Brace Up Operation to Ensure Peaceful Celebration

Ooni Waving the crowd while proceeding to 7 days Olojo seclusion

Ahead of the preparations for 2019 Olojo festival Ile, Ile, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has assured commuters along Gbongan, Ile Ife and Ilesha of free flow of traffic.

The Chief route commander of FRSC in Ile Ife, Aderibigbe Odogiyan said this in an interview with our Correspondent on Wednesday.

“Ahead of this Olojo festival, we have designed a vehicular movement architecture that will ensure ease movement throughout the festival, our men are also preparing for traffic control in order to avert any gridlock. We have invited the road safety command in Gbongan, Ilesha and the headquarter to join us in other to make sure that the road is free of any clash or any gridlock.

” We have also identified all the gridlock areas where we are going to place our officers. We have a team some team who will be moving around to make sure the road is safe,” he said.

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Odogiyan appealed to the visitors and commuters to cooperate with officers and men of the corps to have a hitch free vehicular movement throughout the celebration

Meanwhile preparation are in top gear from the Moore Police Area Command in Ile –Ife Ile Ife less than 48 hours to Olojo Festival.

Though, Ife City News is yet to get the response of the State Police Public Relation Officer, Mrs Folashade Odoro, to get the full details of police preparation to ensure adequate security during the festivals.

But a senior police officer at the Ife Police Area command who did not want his name in print because he was not authorised to speak on the matter assured tourists, visitors, top politicians and others of adequate security ahead of the coming Olojo festival.

He said adequate measure had been put in place by the security agencies to ensure the safety of everyone during the period.

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He said that all the units, area commands and divisions were all at red alert.

He said: “Our deployments are targeted towards combating traffic robbery and easing the free flow of traffic ahead of the festival. Our tactical unit is repositioned for an intelligence-driven approach to tackling any menace.