The Ogun state police has advised religious organizations in the state to suspend all night programmes for now.
Recall that a Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Abule-Ori, Obafemi-Owode Local Government of Ogun State was attacked a few days ago by unknown gunmen who killed the pastor and abducted 7 worshippers.
However, all seven RCCG members kidnapped during the Abule Ori incident were rescued by operatives of the Ogun So-Safe Corps, who killed one of the gunmen.
In a statement made available to newsmen on Friday, the police spokesperson in Ogun, Omolola Odutola, quoted the State Commissioner, Abiodun Alamutu, as warning religious leaders to always seek police protection before religious activities are held.
She said, “Before religion activities are held at any center, podium, location, or area, authorities of the religious body, should approach their nearest Area Commands, Divisional Police Station for adequate security and coverage.”
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The Police also tasked churches and mosques to take into consideration that early evenings would be more secure for worshippers to hold their services and return home safely on time before sunset.
Alamutu advised religious organizations to cooperate with the ongoing contingency plans of the police in Ogun, saying strategies to halt the trend had been put in place.