Isese: Police, DSS, other security personnel lay siege at Kwara river


Security operatives comprising Policemen, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Department of State Services (DSS) and Soldiers  Sunday mounted surveillance at Yemoja River in Oko Olowo area of Ilorin, Kwara state.

Bluerprint gathered that the security operatives were stationed at Yemoja river to prevent any break down of law and order at the proposed venue of isese festival which the organisers had cancelled.

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

The state commissioner of Police, Mrs Ebbunoluwarotimi Adelesi, who led the operation said heavy presence of security operatives was to keep peace and ensure security of lives and 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”, Adelesi said.