Special Adviser to Ogun State Governor on Security, AIG Sola Subair (rtd) says the war against cultists in the state is total.
He disclosed that no fewer than 120 cult members have been arrested in the last three months across the state, while 100 of them have been remanded.
He also assured that the state government will give no breathing space to anyone, no matter how highly connected, who derives joy in disturbing the peace of the state.
Subair spoke during a security meeting held on Friday in Sagamu with the Akarigbo and Paramount ruler of Remoland, Oba Babatunde Adewale Ajayi.
The meeting also had in attendance other members of the Ogun State Government Security team, such as the Consultant to the Governor on Security, CP Awolowo Ajogun (rtd), Senior Special Assistant on Security, Hon. Biyi Odubote, as well as all the Divisional Police Officers in Sagamu.
Subair said that the essence of the meeting was to brief the Paramount ruler on the Security situation in Remoland, especially in Sagamu, which had recently served as a battlefield to some rival cult killings, saying that the resolve of the state government to wage war against all forms of criminality has helped to bring the situation under control.
He said, “Kabiyesi, we are here on behalf of your son and Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, to brief you about the security situation in your domain. The Governor has always maintained his resolve to use the instrumentality of the law to deal decisively with anyone who wants to disrupt the peace of any part of the state. In the last three months, nothing less than 120 cultists have been arrested, while 100 of them are on remand through court orders.
“As it is now, the security of lives and properties has improved greatly in Remoland, and the governor has equally promised not to give breathing space to any criminal-minded persons or groups because we all know that without peace, there cannot be progress or development. We need the cooperation of all to further sustain this tempo and keep making our state safe for all.”
Akarigbo, Oba Adewale Ajayi, in his response, lauded Gov Abiodun for his proactiveness and efforts to ensure that every part of the state is safe for all residents.
Oba Adewale Ajayi particularly lauded Gov Abiodun for providing another Armoured Personnel Carrier to support crime fighting in the town, saying that this kind gesture has also helped to boost the security of the residents of the community.
The royal father pledged the support of all other traditional rulers and people of Remoland towards supporting the government to rid the state of all forms of criminality.
Also present at the event were Oba Adewale Osiberu, Elepe of Epe, Sagamu, Oba Oriyomi Soile, Radanuwa of Idado, Sagamu and Chief Adebayo Onafuwa, Bamofin of Remoland.