Easter: Amotekun deploys operatives, assure Osun residents of safety


Brig-Gen. Bashir Adewinmbi, the State Commander of Osun Amotekun says he has deployed officers of the corps to provide security in the state during the Easter festivities.

In a statement by the Corps Public Relations Officer, Yusuf Idowu,  on Friday, Adewinmbi, however, warned the operatives to adhere to the corps’ rules of engagement and guard against acts of unprofessionalism while carrying out their duties during the festivities.

He reassured residents and visitors to the state of adequate security and safety during and beyond the period of the celebration.

He congratulated the people of the state, particularly the Christian faithful, as they join others in the country and beyond to mark this year’s Easter celebrations of the death, resurrection and Ascension of Jesus Christ.

“I have directed Area Commanders, Local Government Commanders and Operational Units of the Command to deploy all operational and intelligence assets at their disposal, to effectively protect their areas of responsibilities and ensure smooth celebrations during and after Easter.

“I have also warned commanders and operational operatives to ensure that personnel under them stick to the Osun Amotekun Corps extant rules of engagement and guard against unprofessional behaviour, as they will be held vicariously liable for any lapses.

“I entreat all and sundry to celebrate responsibly and peacefully as well as call on Christians to use the period to pray for the peace and progress of Osun State and Nigeria”, Adewinmbi said.

The commander urged residents to reawaken and genuinely express the true nature of Jesus Christ, which is exemplified in his love and selflessness.

He also called on residents to remain supportive, law-abiding and vigilant, while promptly reporting acts of crime and criminality to the nearest security agents or Amotekun command.


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