The Commander of Oyo State Special Security Outfit, “Operation Burst”, Brigadier General THOMAS OGUNSUGBA, has described the media and security agencies as partners in progress for the development of the country.
Brigadier General OGUNSUGBA, who visited Pensioners 106.7 FM, Agbarigo, Onireke, Ibadan to ascertain a recent report of harassment by a member of the Operation Burst against a management staff of the station DR. BABATUNDE TIAMIYU, said the act by the said officer was unfortunate.
The Brigadier General, who is also a garrison commander in the Nigerian Army, however, expressed displeasure over the way the news was reported, describing it as scary and damaging to the image of Nigerian Army, saying there was no record of shooting at the scene of the incident along New Ife Road, Ibadan, on the fateful day contrary to reports.
Brigadier General OGUNSUGBA explained that efforts were ongoing to identify the soldier who acted wrongfully.
He added that the news report on the incident has gone viral and has been putting pressure on the leadership of the security outfit.
Responding, General Manager Pensioners FM 106.7 FM, Mr LERE SHITTU, who called for cordial relationship between the media and security agencies, wants those saddled with public security to always be civil and respect people’s right even during emergency situations.
The victim of the incident and Head of Programme and News, Dr BABATUNDE TIAMIYU, who was also at the meeting, appreciated Brigadier General OGUNSUGBA for his sense of responsibility and display of maturity on the issue.