Police warn hunters against use of guns for hunting expeditions in Osun

By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo

The Osun State Police Command has warned hunters in the State against the use of guns for hunting expeditions.

 A statement signed by the command’s spokesperson, SP Yemisi Opalola, and made available to newsmen in Osogbo on Tuesday said the command is constrained to give the warning following report of cases of accidental discharge or misfiring of guns which on several occasions has led to death or various degree of injuries sustained by the victims.

The command warned that such unwholesome act of negligence will no more be treated with levity henceforth.

The statement partly reads: “The Police Command is using this medium to caution hunters on the need to abide by the rule(s) of a hunting expedition.

“Therefore, the Command advised hunters to avoid putting loaded gun(s) in their homes as children or any other person could be tempted to play with it or test their level of inquisitiveness and equally desist from loading their gun(s) in habited areas, in order to reduce the hazards of accidental discharge which is very dangerous to human lives.”

In another development, the State Police Command has notified residents of Oke-Gada Ede, that there will be a controlled blast in the area tomorrow, 29th February, 2024 which will be coordinated by the State Police Explosive Ordinance Department (EOD) to facilitate/enhance smooth and speedy construction of the road project by Osun State Ministry of Works.

Members of the public, especially the residents of the area are therefore advised to steer clear of the environment to prevent any unforeseen circumstances.

The command also enjoined them not to entertain any kind of fear/apprehension, assuring them of adequate security of lives and property.   

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