What SA Strategy and Political Matters to Makinde said on the Location of Police Mobile Squadron Base to Ago Are
“I had the singular honour of being in the entourage of the governor on the visit to Abuja with the Special Adviser on Security, COMPOL Fatai Owoseni. Owoseni was appointed on August 10. We were in Abuja and I accompanied the governor on the visit to the IG. I was there live and direct. The governor made five requests and three have been granted. But for security reasons, I won’t mention the remaining two.
The governor specifically asked for the MOPOL Base for Oke Ogun for two reasons. The border is there and the sporadic herdsmen attacks. When we got back to Ibadan, he set up another committee to try and identify the exact location.
We have people from Oke Ogun, the Deputy Governor is from Oke Ogun, the chairman Advisory Council is from Oke Ogun and quite a number of people. They were equally interested in having this located in their domain. But Ago Are is centrally located and so, for a lot of reasons, it was sited in Ago Are. At no point was there a diversion. At no point was there a relocation. The governor did not at any point consider that what has been sited for a historical town like Oyo will be moved to another location.
As the CPS has said, maybe the one Alaafin requested for is still in progress, the one sited in Ago Are came before that. Lagos has seven bases, Nasarawa has three.”