The Nigeria Police Command in Osun State has defended the arrest of a cow believed to be for the celebration of July 7 also known as 7/7 cult festival in the State.
The cow bearing the inscription Oroki, an axe, was taken away when law enforcement agents stormed the residence of some suspected cultists on Friday at the Egbatedo area of Osogbo, the State Capital.
Yemisi Opatola, spokesperson in a statement issued on behalf of the Command, said, “After intelligence revealed plans by a particular cult to celebrate the 7/7 festival, the CP ordered operatives to ensure that the plan by these cultists fail.
“The operatives, working in line with that directive, combed every part of the State and went to Egbatedo, a suburb of Osogbo.
“When the suspects saw them, they fled but the cow they planned to use for the celebration was seized.
“We want to assure people of the State that the Command will continue to work hard to keep the State very safe”, Opalola said.