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Isese: Kwara police command advises traditionalists to relocate celebration

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Against planned celebrations by traditional religion worshippers in Ilorin, Kwara State capital on Sunday, August 20, the state Police command on Monday raised alarm over the unfavoured security report on the said celebration.

The command said that available intelligence reports do not favour the kind of celebrations being planned by one of the religious sects.

In a statement by the command, signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ajayi Okasanmi, for the state commissioner of Police, Rotimi Adelesi, the Police advised the traditional religious worshippers to relocate the celebration to another state pending a favourable security situation in the state.

The statement, titled, “Security Of Lives And Property In And Around Kwara State A Task That Must Be Done”, also warned lawbreakers in whatever guise and nomenclature to steer clear of the state, “as anyone found in any manner constituting himself or herself a security threat would be arrested and prosecuted”.

“Vigilante, local hunters, community policing members, and the leadership of the traditional worshippers in Kwara state, along with some of their leaders from adjoining states, have also been dialogued with and made to understand that the intelligence available to the Police Command does not favour the kind of celebrations being planned by one of the religious sects in the state; they have been advised to relocate their celebration to another state pending a favourable security situation in the state”.

“In continuation of the Kwara State Police Command’s onerous effort to ensure a safe and secure State for the good people of Kwara, the Commissioner of Police Kwara State Command, CP. Ebunoluwarotimi Adelesi psc+, FISN held a meeting with Service Commanders, comprising heads of all security agencies in the state, where the security situation of the state was discussed and existing strategies dissected, where every t was crossed and all the ‘i’ was dotted.

“New security plans have been implemented across the length and breadth of Kwara State. One of the strategies to put crime and criminality at bay in the state is ‘Harmony Security Week.

“This operation will include aggressive stop and search, motorized, and foot patrols on a 24-hour basis.

“New security plans have been implemented across the length and breadth of Kwara State. One of the strategies to put crime and criminality at bay in the state is ‘Harmony Security Week.

“This operation will include aggressive stop and search, motorized, and foot patrols on a 24-hour basis.