The Commissioner of Police, Patrick Kehinde Longe in a statement signed by the command’s spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola said the directive is in compliance with that of the Acting Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun , National Daily Newspaper gathered.
The directive is also coming on the heels of renewed cult rivalry in Ilesa town last week Sunday and Tuesday, which left four persons dead.
According to the statement, “The Osun State Police Command is using this medium to call on members of the public who are in possession of illegal firearms to submit them at the Divisional Police Headquarters nearest to them.
The directive is targeted at addressing the proliferation and unlawful possession of prohibited firearms in the state.
The Osun State Police Command wishes to state that there are no punitive measures attached to the submission of the firearms; no one will be arrested/ detained.
Therefore, members of the public are to go to the Police Station nearest to them and freely submit arms in their possession National Daily Newspaper gathered.
The move is to curb the insurgencies satiating around the state the police urge the citizens to desist from all form appearances that could lead to insurgencies in State .The directive is targeted at addressing the proliferation and unlawful possession of prohibited firearms in the state.
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