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Festival: Police assure Osun residents of security

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By Ikemefune Francis, Osun

The Osun State Command of the Nigerian Police has assured the general public that it is more committed to guaranteeing adequate and watertight security even as this year’s edition of the annual Osun-Osogbo festival approaches.

This was made known by the Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode in a Press release signed and made available by Yemisi Opalola, the command’s Police Public Relations Officer in Osogbo.

Olokode noted that since the celebration which will play host to tourists alongside series of traditional activities is expected to be celebrated without any threat, harassment or intimidation from any angle, as the command has put machinery into motion to ensure security before, during and after the ceremony.

The Osun Police boss advised parents and guardians to caution their wards and children to abide by the laws of the land to avoid getting into trouble.

“No one will be allowed to carry arms or any offensive weapon/instrument of violence as the full wrath of the law will fall on anyone found conducting himself or herself in a manner likely to cause the breach of peace. Citizens are enjoined to go about their lawful businesses without any fear of insecurity”, the release cautioned.

He urged citizens to be security conscious, vigilant, always co-operate and collaborate with the security agents by giving useful, credible and timely information and also to report any suspicious movement or activities of criminals in their vicinity 

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