The Osun State Security Council on Friday, 19th June, 2015, warned that it will bring all means at its disposal to deter criminals and outlaws who may want to threaten the peace of the state.
Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mr. Jesubiyi Taiwo, who stood in for Osun state Police Commissioner, Abubakar Marafa, while addressing journalists after the state’s security council meeting said security agencies in Osun are alive to their responsibilities.
The security council of the state comprised of representatives of The Nigeria Police, Nigeria Army, Department of State Services and the Civil Defence.
Others are: the Nigeria Airforce, Customs, Prisons Services, Immigration and the Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency.
The Police boss stressed that it has uncovered plots by some people and groups in the state to disrupt the relative peace that the state has been enjoying.
Osun security council held that as the agencies of government constitutionally saddled with security, it will not fold its arms while some criminals continue to plan on how to constitute nuisance and breakdown law and order in the state.
According to the Police Commissioner, “it has come to the notice of the State of Osun Security Council that some persons have been threatening to make the state ungovernable. This is a clear declaration of intent to perpetrate mayhem and breakdown of law and order.
“As the agencies of government constitutionally saddled with the responsibility of protecting lives, property and liberty of the citizens, we view this with every seriousness it deserves and will not fold our arms and allow the state to slide into chaos.
“We are unwavering in our resolve to perform our constitutional responsibility of protecting lives and property and maintaining law and order.
“We will bring all means within our disposal to deter criminals and outlaws who may want to threaten the peace,” he said.
The council reiterated that it is illegal to use sirens and the flouting of traffic rules, saying relevant security agents will deal with erring members of the society.
The service chiefs called on residents to go about their lawful duties without fear, adding that they are capable and resolute in the discharge of their duties.