Cultism Day celebration not allowed in Osun — Police

Nigeria Police policemen

Osun State Police Command has warned against moves by cult members to celebrate Cultism Day on Monday.

Spokesperson of the Command Yemisi Opalola said the police would not tolerate any unlawful gathering or assembly that could endanger the peace of the state.

She said, “Intelligence report available to the police indicates that cultists are planning to celebrate cultism on August 8.

“Police hereby warn cultists and other unscrupulous elements in the state to stop the plan or any of such action(s) forthwith.

“The command, in collaboration with other security agents and the civilian Joint Task Force, will not tolerate any unlawful gathering or assembly.

“Such gathering or assembly are capable of endangering the peaceful atmosphere of the state as it may lead to bloodletting and destruction of property.”

Opalola added that police area commanders, divisional police officers and tactical units have been put on the alert to nip any act capable of truncating the peace of the state in the bud.

“Parents and guardians are also asked to caution their wards to be law-abiding and to desist from any act or unlawful gathering or assembly before, during and beyond Aug. 8,’’ she stated.

The spokesperson warned hoteliers, recreation/event centres, and landowners not to allow their facilities to be used for any cult-related activity or meeting.