The Osun State Police Command has warned members of unlawful societies and other criminals in the state against unlawful gathering.
The warning was contained in a statement issued by the Command’s spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, on Monday.
The statement said the Command had intelligence report that cultists were planning to mark August 8, 2022 to celebrate cultism.
The statement “warned cultists and other unscrupulous elements in the state to stop the plan or any of such action(s) forthwith.
“Consequently, the State Police Command, in collaboration with other security agents and Civilian JTF will not tolerate any unlawful gathering or assembly that will endanger the peaceful atmosphere of the state, especially during this electioneering period as the plan to mark 8/8 may lead to bloodletting and destruction of properties.
“Therefore, the Commissioner of Police has given marching order to the Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) and Tactical units to be at alert and nip in the bud any act capable of truncating the peace of the state.”