Nigeria Hunters and Forest Security Service, NHFSS, Osun State chapter has disclosed its readiness to deploy 700 personnel for the Friday Grand Finale of the annual Osun-Osogbo cultural festival.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the chairman of the group, Ahmed Nureni, obtained in Osogbo on Thursday.
Nureni, who said the personnel that would be deployed had been properly briefed and assigned specific area of coverage, added that those to be deployed will also work will other conventional security groups to make the festival hitch free.
The statement partly read, “700 hunters that belong to Nigeria Hunters and Forest Security Service will be on duty during the grand finale of the annual Osun-Osogbo Cultural Festival.
“They have been properly briefed and they will be working with the conventional security agencies to ensure a hitch free celebrations.
“We hereby warn any group or individual planning to foment trouble during the festival to drop the idea as crimes would be prevented within the area of the celebrations and across the state by all lawful means.
“We also enjoin visitors to the state to enjoy their stay and explore the rich cultural and religious values of Osun-Osogbo festival without harboring any fear.”