Police In Ogun say intelligence report at its disposal revealed that members of a notorious cult group are planning to attack communities across the state on Tuesday to mark what they call 7/7.
According to the police, the report further revealed that members of the group are also planning to use the said date to initiate new members into their fold after which they will engage their rival cult group in a supremacy battle, which may lead to loss of lives and wanton destruction of property.
State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the command warned those with such sinister motive to have a rethink and retrace their steps as such move will be met with serious resistance from security agencies.
He said, “To this end, all the command’s tactical squads, namely SARS, anti-cultism, anti-kidnapping, and all the DPOs and Area Commanders have been put on red alert to nip in the bud any act capable of undermining the security of the state.
“Anybody who involves himself/herself in such activities will be made to face the full weight of the law because the command will not fold its hands while some unscrupulous elements make life difficult for law-abiding citizens of the state.
“The command is also using this medium to appeal to parents and guardians to warn their wards to stay clear of any unlawful gathering on, before and after the said date to prevent a regrettable situation.”
The police also warned hoteliers not to allow their facilities to be used for any cult-related gathering as the owners of such facilities too will be liable for prosecution.
He urged members of the public to go about their lawful business without fear of harassment or intimidation.
Oyeyemi stated that the command had rolled out all in its arsenal to deal decisively with anybody who tries to breach the relative peace enjoyed by the good people of the state.