It says it will use the full apparatus of government to deal with any individual who engages in violence that is inimical to the peace in the state.
The Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr Toye Arulogun, in Ibadan said that the government had directed relevant security agencies to deal with the hooligans.
According to him, such acts of thuggery and hooliganism would not be condoned in the state again.
The government appealed to residents of the affected areas to remain calm and consequently called on security agencies in the state to increase their presence in the areas and other areas too in order to forestall a recurrence of the ugly incidents.
“We want to assure our people that we value their well-being, lives and property and we will at all times live up to expectations to provide security for them,” the commissioner added.
Mr Arulogun said that the government would beef up security around the state during the festive period, stating that security, which is the foundation of development, would not be trivialised or taken lightly.
Informing reporters that some arrests have been made, the commissioner said investigations would be intensified to fish out disgruntled elements within the town and anywhere in the entire state.