Abuja - Lagos State Government has reiterated its
determination to punish cultists and other criminals in the state.
The State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Steve
Ayorinde, disclosed the government had directed the law enforcement agencies to
ensure such unwholesome practices were dealt with accordingly.
Ayorinde stated the government would henceforth go tough
with any cult member or group, sponsor or collaborators as well as criminal
gangs disturbing the peace.
“Government will not fold its arms and watch innocent
citizens suffer unduly in the hands of unscrupulous elements.,” said Ayorinde.
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“The State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has directed the
State Police Command to use appropriate force to fish out and deal decisively
with any individual, or group of persons involved in cult activities and
criminal gangs wherever they may be in the State.”
The commissioner reaffirmed the commitment of the government
to improve security and protect lives and properties of the citizens.
He warned all criminally-minded individuals not to test the
will of the government, as it would unleash the power of the law on anyone
found threatening the safety and peaceful co-existence of Lagos residents.
parents and guardians to keep watchful eye on their children and wards and also
the groups they move with in order not to run foul of the law.
- CAJ News