Members of a youth group under the umbrella of Okaighele from Edo South have promised to co-operate and partner with Edo state government, the State Police Command and other security agencies in ensuring peace and tranquility in the state.

In a Statement signed by 26 of the community youth leaders otherwise known as ” Okaigheles and made available to Newsmen in Benin city , they appealed to the state government to rescind its decision to ban their activities as they remain law abiding always.

In the statement, they denied any knowledge of secret cult activities in the state as they are not members of any of the cult groups.

The statement explains that they do not constitute security threat to Communities as they have always Played significant and decisive roles in mobilizing the youths to maintain peace in their various localities.

They said they are well known to the Divisional Police Officers and police personnel as well as other security agencies covering their areas as they have consistently helped in enforcing and maintaining law and order in the Communities.

The statement maintained that they have never been found wanting by their Communities, pointing out they have been working closely with their Odionwere and Enigie peacefully.

The statement appealed to the Edo State Commissioner of Police and other security agencies not to arrest, harass or obstruct them from carrying out their legitimate activities.

The youth leaders however said they reserve legal right to function as legitimate members of the various communities in the lawful capacity of Okaigheles and will take all legitimate steps to protect themselves from being molested or maltreated.







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