By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
Osun State government has alleged that some persons have stockpiled the uniforms of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) and the Nigerian Correctional Service with the intent to distribute them to non-state actors for use during the All Progressives Congress, (APC) governorship primary election in state.
The primary election is slated for February 19.
In a statement issued by the Commissioner of Information and Civic Orientation, Mrs Funke Egbemode, on Thursday, the government warned those behind the nefarious plot to jettison the idea.
Egbemode said security operatives have been put on the alert and mandated to deal decisively with anyone bent on causing violence and destruction in Osun State.
The statement said: “We also want to appeal to parents and guardians to rein in their children and wards so as not to lend themselves as tools in the hands of these merchants of death and instability, whose only stock in trade is violence and precipitation of crisis.
“Osun is known for peace, and as a responsive and responsible government, we are ready to take all legitimate steps to guard the enviable status very jealously.”