“We’re fed up with incessant cult clashes and loss of innocent lives” – Irojo, Imo residents demand police station

Worried by incessant cult Clashes, Residents of Irojo and Imo Communities in Ilesa East Local Government and Area of Osun State have called for a police station to be built, the move they said if implemented will reduce the rising spate of incessant loss of innocent lives.

The Stakeholders in Irojo Community who spoke with IjesaNews said it was clear residents in the area wanted a greater police presence.

“Many of us have been in capable fear as a result of the cultist clashes and our patience is wearing thin as we don’t know when next these guys will fight again,” A Community Leader, Mr Seun Adewale said.

Residents have called for a police station to be built saying There’s no doubt a stronger police presence in the area would make them feel safer

You will recall that Two suspected cultists were reportedly gunned down in an alleged reprisal attack at Sabo, Irojo Junction, Ilesa at about 2pm on Tuesday, September 12.

see Graphic Video of the killings :

Information has it that the duo were gunned down by suspected members of a rival cult group.

The shooting was linked to the killing of two suspected cultists known as Machine and Eskay at a beer parlour in Imo on Sunday, September 10.

Cultist Killing in Imo on September 10

Reacting on the spate of violence in the town, Governor Adeleke described the situation as shocking and reprehensible just as he directed security agencies in the state to commence special operations in Ilesa over cult war leading to the death of five suspected cultists.

The Governor directed that the special operations should include intelligence gathering to arrest masterminds of the attacks, warning that “all perpetrators will face harsh reality of the law.

It reads; “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”.

However Residents in the affected areas believe that a standby police post is the best solution to the security breaches in the area.

“The presence of police station in our area will go a long way so we will know who to run too in case there’s any security breach in our area so we call on our dear Governor, the Commissioner for Police and the people involved to help us”, A Irojo Resident, Baba Adesegun maintained.

Another Imo Resident who pleaded anonymity stated that since the last incident occured, people have forgotten about it and moved on with their normal activities but this should not be the case as another incident of cult clash might occur at any point in time.

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