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Lagos cracks whip on cultists

26 January 2016, 21:39

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.

Also read: Cultists kill 16 in Rivers

“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.

Ayorinde  implored 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

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