Army, Police, NSCDC In Show-Of-Force In Osun Over Planned Protest

Several vehicles conveying men of the Nigeria Army, Police and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps engaged in show of force ahead of the proposed nationwide protest by some groups in commemoration of the annulled June 12 presidential election on the streets of Osogbo, Osun State.

Security men in many trucks blowing siren were seeing moving along some major streets in Osogbo early in the morning.

While the security men in large number were on the streets in the Osun state capital, many residents that were leaving homes for their respective places of work, after observing the unusually large number of security men, openly expressed concern about the development.

The spokesperson of Osun State Police Command Yemisi Opalola says the command had beefed up security across the state, further explained, It is a show of force to warn anybody who is planning to cause trouble in the state under the guise of protest.

Also, the state NSCDC spokesperson, Adigun, says  beyond the preparation ahead of the June 12 protest, activities of cultists and hoodlums had made it mandatory for the security agencies in Osun to brace up and flush out criminals from the state.

Meanwhile, the Osun State Government has said it would not allow anyone hide behind the protest to disrupt the peace of the state.

Special Adviser on Security to state governor, Abiodun Ige, who was responding to inquires on the large presence of security operatives on the streets of the state capital on says whoever that was planning protest must do that within the ambit of the law.

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