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120 Badoo youths renounce cultism in Ikorodu, Lagos

No fewer than 120 youths on Wednesday renounced membership of different cult groups and surrendered their weapons on Wednesday at Imota in Ikorodu area of Lagos State.

The renunciation by the cultists followed recent violent clash between rival cult gangs which claimed three lives in the area.

Addressing the repented cultists, Lagos State Commissioner of Police (CP), Imohimi Edgar said that their voluntary renuncement would be accompanied by vocational training to enable them acquire new skills.

“When I assumed duty as Commissioner of Police in Lagos, I discovered that cultism and drug abuse are the most challenging crimes.
“The important thing is that the process whereby youths are now willingly renouncing cultism to take up vocational skills have started.
“The vocational job is to be instituted by the council chairman, the lawmaker and other stakeholders in Imota.
“We want a 24-hours economic and nightlife in Lagos,” Edgar said.

He said that the police would obtain data of all the repented cultists so as to monitor their activities for the safety of lives and property in the area.

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