The Ogun State Police Command has raised an alarm on the risk of seeking God’s face in the wilderness, stating that such adventure, particularly at this critical moment of the country’s security challenges, amounted to freely giving out oneself to Kidnappers.
It said, in a press statement signed by its spokesman (PPRO), Abimbola Oyeyemi that, it had “observed with great concern that, despite series of warnings and security tips from the command, some members of the public are still in the habit of organizing prayer sessions in the forest, thereby making themselves easy preys for kidnappers”.
“In as much as the command is not oblivious of the right to freedom of religion, it is worthy of note that the present security situation in the country does not favorably dispose to organizing prayer sessions in isolated places”, the statement stressed.
The PPRO also emphasized that, while the command was assiduously working to get rid of the criminal elements, who had taken kidnapping as a business, he cautioned that, pending when they would have been satisfactorily displaced, the general public should desist from creating avenues for the inglorious business to flourish.
According to the Police image maker, “Security should be seen as everybody’s business, and we should all play our part in securing ourselves and our property. After all the scripture even enjoined us to watch and pray”.
He further said, “However, if there is any compelling reason to embark on such prayer sessions, the organizers should report to the nearest police station for advice and possible security patrol of the area”.
By: Crime Puzzle