The Kwara State Police Command has said that suspected members of different cult groups in the state are planning to celebrate the annual festival of cultism in the state capital on Saturday.
In a statement on Friday, the state’s police commissioner, Kayode Egbetokun, stated that investigations revealed that previous celebrations by these groups always end in violence and criminal activities among members of the groups.
According to him, the command had put in place adequate security measures throughout the state to check the development.
Mr Egbetokun, therefore, called on parents to monitor activities of their children, advising students to shun any suspicious gathering of young men and women in their environments.
He also called on the people to report any suspicious movement and activity of criminal elements to the Police.
“Credible intelligence available to the Command indicates that some criminal elements with different identities/nomenclatures have concluded plans to disrupt the peace and tranquillity currently existing in Kwara State, on 7/7/2019, in the guise of marking the anniversary of cultism in the State.
“The Commissioner of Police, Kwara State, Ag Cp Kayode Egbetokun finds this development unacceptable and has put in place adequate security measures throughout the State.
“He is also using this medium to call parents/guidance to monitor the activities of their children/wards.
“Students generally, are advised to shun any suspicious gathering of young men and women in their environments and report any suspicious movements and activities of criminal elements to the Police, through the following phone numbers – 09033871133, 07015338157, 08070734277.
“Members of the public are advised to go about their lawful endeavors without any fear of molestation, please,” the statement read.