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  • Updated: May 27, 2024

Group decries rising insecurity in Osogbo, Osun towns

Group decries rising insecurity in Osogbo, Osun towns

A group, The Osun Masterminds, TOM, has decried the level of insecurity in the state especially the state capital, Osogbo.

The group also alleged that insecurity has increased as there have been reports of bloody clashes between gangs and residents being robbed at gunpoint in popular areas of Osogbo.

The lamentation formed part of the May 2024 State of the State address by the group's Executive Director, Professor Wasiu Oyedokun-Alli on Monday.

He said, "In recent weeks, insecurity has increased in a very frightening manner in Osogbo, the State capital. We have had reports of people robbed at gunpoint in popular areas of Osogbo, while we have also had reports of bloody cult clashes in some other areas of the city.

"These should not be happening in the once-peaceful and safe Osogbo city. Government must act immediately, to curb the growing menace of armed robbery, cultism, thuggery and general insecurity in the State capital.

"Curbing the ongoing menace will include the discontinuation of political patronage to known cultists and thugs while ensuring that those ones already found guilty of crimes, past or present, are made to face the full weight of the law. 

"The fight against insecurity cannot be won if politicians continue to patronize thugs and known cultists."

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