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Lagos Police Command warns parents against rising wave of cultism

The Nigerian Police, Lagos State Command said, it has observed with dismay the disturbing activities of cult group and other associated criminal gangs in Lagos and its environs recently.
A statement by the Force Spokesman, DSP. Ken Nwosu indicated that areas such as Mushin, Ikorodu, Lagos  island and their neighborhoods and immediate communities have been rendered vulnerable by the activities of these hoodlums.
Nwosu stated that, it has become imperative for the Police authority to issue this advisory to parents and guardians to warn their children and wards to be wary of the type of friends and associates they keep.
“We want to enlist the support of our religious and traditional leaders to leverage on the respect and influence they command to assist us to educate their followers.
“The activities of these hoodlums are the root of armed robbery, kidnapping and other forms of violent crime being experienced in our neighborhoods.
“The safety of communities is a collective responsibility between the police and the populace. We therefore urge you to avail us of credible information and actionable intelligence to ensure that crime and criminalities are kept at their barest minimum.”
Following the Command’s determination to flush out all forms of criminalities in the state as it observed the  increase in cult and street gang related Violence in  Lagos, it ordered a massive crackdown on the hoodlums especially in the cult clash endemic areas like Ikorodu, Mushin, Alakara, Apapa Road etc.
This paid off on Wednesday, 8th July, 2015 when Operatives of the Command conducted an operation in Ikorodu where 11 suspected members of two notorious Cult groups Black Axe a.k.a Aye and Eiye Confraternities were arrested.
The operation continues as efforts are being intensified to apprehend other fleeing members of these deadly groups and rid the area of the violence associated with their activities.
In a similar vein, 13 suspected cult members  who allegedly hacked to death one Abdul-Wasiu Ramon on Friday 10th July, 2015 at Ayobo have been arrested, while the corpse of the deceased has been deposited in a public morgue for post mortem examination as investigation geared towards arresting other fleeing members of the group is in progress.
In another development, the Police Operatives deployed to crush the disturbing menace of “One Chance Robbery Syndicates” on Lagos roads especially during traffic gridlocks associated with peak hours on Friday, 10th of July, 2015, intercepted a motorcycle with three pillions along Mile 2 axis of the Oshodi/Apapa Express Road.
On sighting the Operatives, the Pillions abandoned two bags they were carrying and fled. Upon search of the bags by the Operatives, some phones were recovered. Moments later, the owners of the phones started calling their lines and our Operatives invited them to come for identification and collection.
The phones were handed over to three of the owners today by the Commissioner of Police at the Command headquarters, Ikeja.
The Lagos State Police Command wishes to use medium to enjoin Lagosians to keep on supporting us in the task of ensuring the safety and security of our neighbourhoods.

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