Osun state chapter of the Oodua Peoples Congress(OPC) has vowed to deal with hoodlums in the state, saying the group will not condone any act of lawlessness capable of truncating the peace in the state.
Speaking on Thursday, shortly after the weekly state executive meeting in Osogbo,Osun state coordinator, Prince Adedeji Aladesawe, also expressed displeasure at the spate of unrest and insecurity in the state during the peaceful protests.
Aladesawe also frown at the level of destruction and looting of both public and private facilities.
Commending the youths for their display of maturity while the peaceful protests lasted,the OPC chieftain frown at the activities of miscreants and streets urchins that later took over the peaceful protest
“It is unfortunate that the peaceful protests ended abruptly with hoodlums using same to destroy and loot both public and private properties. However,the good thing about this protest is that the youths are able to pass their message across to our leaders with a five-point agenda for police reform and social justice”.
“It is sad also that the raging crisis also affected our traditional heritage and institutions. Those thugs invaded the Akire Palace, in Ikire, and the Lagos Monarch’s palace. The destruction and looting spree was not unconnected with the ugly situation in the country”.
“But I want to assure residents of Osun state that the OPC under the leadership of the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams will stop at nothing to ensure that the whole of southwest is safe for all and sundry”.
Aladesawe also urged residents of Osun state to remain calm as they go about their various businesses.
He insisted that the group would go all out to flush out hoodlums from their hideouts across the state.
“I am happy that Osun state is now peaceful, especially now that governor Gboyega Oyetola, has relaxed the curfew in the state,I am happy that everybody can now go about their business activities as Osun state economy bounces back, however, we will continue to partner with all the security agencies in the state to ensure that Osun state is safe for the people”Aladesawe said.