777: Police put formations on red alert over cultism day celebration

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The Ekiti State Police Command has banned unlawful gatherings in the state in light of information received about the planned celebration of a day by members of a particular cult group.

In a statement signed by the state Commissioner of Police, Akinwale Adeniran, the command stated it would not tolerate any criminal activity in the state.

“It has come to the notice of the Command that a group of criminally-minded individuals, particularly cultists who are members of a particular confraternity, have concluded plans to celebrate cultism on July 7, a day popularly known as 7/7. Information at our disposal indicates that on that day, new members will be inducted, covenants will be renewed, and supremacy battles will occur, usually characterized by violence and bloodshed.

“The Command therefore warns members of secret cults and other criminal elements in the state to shun such illegal and unhealthy celebrations or any actions that could cause unnecessary apprehension or alter the peaceful atmosphere currently being enjoyed in the state.

“The CP has directed all the Area Commanders, Heads of Intelligence and Tactical Units, and the DPOs to be on alert, deploy adequate operatives across their jurisdictions, especially in all identified black spots, and ensure the arrest and prosecution of anyone who undermines this directive as the peace and security of the state can never be traded for any frivolous personal gain.

“Furthermore, the command bans any form of gathering or celebration in all hotels, bars, event/recreation centers, and similar venues across the state on the 7th of July, 2024, except those authorized by the state government or the police authority.

“Parents and guardians are advised to warn their wards to be law-abiding and desist from any act that could cause a breach of peace, unlawful gathering, or assembly before, during, and after the said date, as the Command, in collaboration with other security agencies, is ready to deal decisively with deviants.

“Citizens are hereby implored to be security conscious.”

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