Adeleke Directs Police to Flush Out Cultists from Ilesha
Governor Ademola Adeleke, of Osun State, has directed the police and other security agencies to flush out members of rival cultist groups terrorizing Ilesha in Osun State.
Since last Sunday, five persons have been shot dead in reprisal bloody attacks by members of Aiye and Eiye confraternity in the town. The latest killing was on Tuesday night at Oke Omenu in the town.
The security agencies should pick up the cultists and their sponsors, warning that his administration would not allow the cultists groups to use their internal wars to endanger the public peace.
Reacting to the gradual descent to anarchy in Ilesa, Adeleke in a statement signed by his spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, obtained in Osogbo on Wednesday, described the killing spree as ‘shocking and reprehensible,’ calling on the police service and other security agencies to act decisively to stop the cult clashes.
Lamenting the loss of lives of innocent residents, the governor directed that special operations to be carried out by the security agents should include intelligence gathering to arrest masterminds of the attacks, warning that, “All perpetrators will face the harsh reality of the law.
“I have been duly briefed on the developments in some parts of Ijeshaland. We will no longer tolerate actions capable of disrupting the peaceful atmosphere in the state. We will not allow any group or individuals to use their internal wars to endanger public peace.
“This is a matter that threatens law and order. We must enforce the law and ensure peace without delay. This is one violence too many.
“I have directed the Commissioner of Police and other service chiefs to swing into action without delay. Violence and attacks must stop and perpetrators must be brought to book as urgently as possible,” he said.