July 19, 2024

July 19, 2024

Put An End To Cult Killings In Osun, Reps Tell DSS, Police

The House of Representatives have urged the Department of State Security (DSS) and the Nigerian Police to find a lasting solutions to the continuous cult clash and killings in Osun State.


The resolution followed the adoption of a motion of urgent public importance by Lawrence Ayeni (APC-Osun) on the house floor on Wednesday in Abuja.


In his motion, Mr Ayeni noted that Atakumosa East/Atakumosa West, Ilesha East and Ilesha West Federal Constituency of Osun had been the most peaceful in the South-West.


According to him, on February 7, the dreadful cultists in broad daylight killed five persons.


He said residents could no longer sleep with their two eyes closed at night or go about their daily activities freely.


“Those who were hurt by stray bullets and sustained various degrees of injury were taken to Wesley Hospital in Ilesha East for medical treatment. On the day of the All Progressives Congress (APC) party primary, a group of political thugs who drove in a branded vehicle of a certain political party invaded the venue of the party primary and unleashed attacks on the voters,” he added.


He also mentioned that the group killed one person and was chased by the security operatives and recovered the vehicle used for the attack.


“On February 21, seven persons were killed in Irojo by the suspected cultists around 7.30 p.m., barely an hour of a peace meeting by some community leaders and the Osun state commissioner of police,” he said.


The house mandated the Joint Committee on Defence, Police and Army to interface with relevant authorities to save lives and properties. It also mandated the police and SSS to investigate the recovered branded vehicle.


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