Alhaji Rilwan Hussein, the Head of Harmonised Vigilante Group in Osun, on Saturday assured residents of the state of adequate safety during and after the yuletide.
Hussein made the pledge in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at Ede, while speaking on the security of lives and property of the people during and after the yuletide.
He said that the group had deployed its men to all nooks and crannies of the town to complement efforts of the police in making the state safe for the residents during festivity.
The security expert explained that although the state was safe and calm, there could be people of criminal tendencies amongs visitors who would be visiting the state for celebration.
Hussein advised the people of the state to maintain high level of vigilance and cooperate with security agencies to make the celebration a memorable one.
He advocated for deeper synergy between his group and the police to sustain peace and tranquillity in the state.
“Our state is arguably the safest state in Nigeria, as a result of vigilance of the people and proactiveness of the security agencies.
“As a vigilance group, we are mobilising our men towards complementing the efforts of the police during the yuletide, to provide adequate security for the residents.
“We must sustain the peace and tranquillity we enjoy in the state, and keep a conscious watch on those that will be visiting the state for a hitch-free celebration.