Isese Festival: Security beefed up at Yemoja river in Ilorin - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Sunday, August 20, 2023

Isese Festival: Security beefed up at Yemoja river in Ilorin

Security operatives were on Sunday drafted to Yemoja River in Oko Olowo area of Ilorin in Ilorin South local government area of the Kwara State, to avert possible breakdown of law and order over planned celebration of Isese Festival at Yemoja River

Security men drawn from the Police, Civil Defense, State Service and Military formations in  the state were on guard at  the river side.

It was reliably gathered that the security men were drafted to the river to prevent a possible clash between the traditional religion adherents otherwise known as Isese and the Islamic preachers who had vowed to prevent the traditional Worshipers from celebrating Isese day at the river side.

Though the security men were on alert at the premises of the river, neither the traditional Worshipers nor the Islam adherents sighted at the river side.

The state Commissioner of Police, Mrs Ebunoluwarotimi Adelesi who led the operations said that the heavy presence of security operatives was to keep peace and protect the lives of the people and their properties

"The Security men are here to maintain peace, we are not here to deprive anyone of his or her fundamental Human rights. They have been drafted to this place since yesterday to protect the people of the state.

"The security personnel are here to maintain peace. We have to be at alert as a result of what the two sides are saying. We cannot allow the security and peace of the state to be breached. Kwara state is a state of harmony", she said.

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