June 12: Osun warns protesters as military commences show of force

Osun State Government has warned planning to occupy the state on June 12 to beware of those that might be planning to hijack the .

The Special Adviser to Adegboyega Oyetola on security, Mrs Abiodun Ige, said the state government will not allow anybody to rupture the peace and tranquility that have existed in the state. 

She said those planning to stage for June 12 should be mindful of some may want to hijack the and use it to perpetrate evil. 

According to her, while the state government will continue to respect the freedom of expression and movement as enshrined in the constitution, it would not open its eye to turn to problem in the state.

Asked why there was heavy presence of security in the state, she stated that the military and paramilitary action is a show of strength. 

“We are just trying to make sure we do everything possible to secure the lives of the citizens of the state and also to warn planning trouble. The in the country is tensed. We should just go about our business without fear.”

Also, the spokesperson of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) Osun State Command, Mr Daniel Adigun, confirmed that there was a show of force. 

He explained that the command was beefing up security in conjunction with other security agencies including the military and paramilitary. 

According to him, the of cultists are becoming unbearable and effort is being made to forestall further break down of .  

When contacted, the Osun police command’s spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, confirmed that there was a show of force to warn those may be planning to cause trouble on June 12.

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