Violence: ‘Enough is enough – Oyo Police warns ‘One Million Boys’


By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan.
Oyo state Police Command has warned members of a suspected cult group in Ibadan identified as ‘One Million Boys’ to stop terrorizing innocent citizens.
The Command in a statement issued and signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Adekunle Ajisebutu vowed to dissipate the ranks of the groups through known legitimate means.
SP Ajisebutu asked parents, guardians and community leaders in and across Oyo state to ‎warn and advised their children against destabilization, destruction and disruption of public peace as the Command will not shirk from its responsibilities of protecting life and property and maintenance of law and order.
“The Command will not shirk from its responsibilities of protecting life and property and maintaining law and order. Therefore, it is resolutely determined to curtail their excesses and dissipate their ranks by whatever legitimate means it may require. Enough is enough!” he said.
In the statement, the PPRO stressed that “Oyo State Police Command is worried about the orgy of violence erupting recently in Beere, Born Photo, Mapo, Idi-Aro, Akala and some parts of the state which culminated in the wanton destruction of lives and property of innocent citizens by some unscrupulous cult groups and criminal elements who go by the name ‘One Million Boys’ or whatever other names they are called”.
SP Ajisebutu maintained that the Commissioner of Police, Mr Samuel Adegbuyi, Ajisebutu has ordered massive deployment of policemen comprising special forces and plain-clothes policemen to embark on the twenty-four hours surveillance and aggressive patrol of the affected areas and other places in the state
“While these agents of destabilisation and destruction are sternly warned against further violence or risk arrest and prosecution, parents, guidance are advised to talk to their children. Community leaders and other peace-loving individuals must join hands with the police and other security agencies to stem the tide of this ‘madness’ in the name of hooliganism”
He then urged law abiding citizens in the state “to go about their lawful business as concerted efforts are currently being made to protect their lives and property before, during and after the festive period”.


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