Osun State House of Assembly has called the attention of the state police command and other security agencies to the menace of cultism in the state, urging them to take urgent steps to stem the tide.
Honourable Najeem Salaam, the Speaker, spoke while receiving Mr. Femi Oyeleye, the state Commissioner of Police, in the Assembly complex.
According to the statement signed by Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, the Chairman, House Committee on Information and Strategy, the Speaker said, the level at which students of secondary and tertiary institutions engage in cultism had become worrisome.
He charged the police authorities to deploy surveillance mechanism to ensure that cultism is curbed in schools and in the society generally.
He said though the state had enjoyed peace over the years because of the proactive measures taken by the state government in collaboration of the security operatives, steps must be taken to sustain the tempo.
The Speaker, who observed that the poor economic situation in the country had been triggering some acts of criminality, said such acts must not be allowed to have grip on the society.
The Commissioner of Police in his response said, the police operatives would do thorough findings about the hide out of cultists in the state and descend on them.
He added that Osun had always been known to be peaceful adding that any form of criminality would not be allowed under whatever disguise.
Commending the people of the state for being peaceful over the years, he said the peaceful conduct of of the citizens has assisted the security operatives in the discharge of their duties.
He said, “What we are doing now is intelligence-based policing and I want to urge the people to do more, so that we will be assisted in doing our job as effectively,” he said.
Oyeleye then assured that the police command would ensure that the right of the citizens are respected and rule of law strictly followed
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