Ogun State Police Command set up special squad to tackle cultism.Adunni Adetola
Sequel to the recent cult clashes in Ogun State, the police command has set up a special operation squad to checkmate the activities of members of the cult groups in the state.
The State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Lanre Bankole disclosed this on Friday in a statement signed by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi.
He said the squad will be coordinated by the Assistant commissioner of Police Department of operations, and they have been mandated to clamp down on any member of the groups.
The statement read, “Following the recent cult related clashes in Abeokuta and some parts of Ogun state, the state police command in order to checkmate the activities of members of these unlawful cult groups have set up a special operation squad to tackle the problem headlong.
“The squad whose operation will be coordinated by the Assistant commissioner of Police department of operations, is saddled with responsibility of quick response to any cult related issues and will be operating 24 hours of the day.
“The commissioner of police, CP Lanre Bankole, while addressing the squad, mandated them to fish out members of the trouble making cult groups in any part of the state and deal with them in accordance with provision of the law.
“The CP who described the activities of the cult groups as unacceptable, directed the squad to clamp down on any known member of such groups because the command will not fold her hands while disgruntled elements will be making life unbearable for the law abiding citizens of the state.”
The police boss also warned parents and guardians to call their wards to order as the battle against cultists is going to be vicious in days to come.
He equally warned cultists in the state to relocate or ready to face the unimaginable onslaught that is going to be visited on them by the newly created squad and other conventional policemen in the state.
The CP, while assuring law abiding citizens of their safety , appealed to the general public to inform the police whenever they noticed any strange gathering suspected to be that of cultists in their vicinity with assurance that such information will be treated with utmost confidentiality.