By Abdulwaheed Usamah,
Persuasion of community leaders, to join efforts toward providing strong policing in Lagos, by the state Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, to fight cultists and ritualists mayhem, may have gradually start yield positive result following 200 cults’ members denouncement of confraternities and laying down of weapons in Ikorodu axis of Lagos
Imohimi’s sought for community partnership in crime prevention and general safety was said to had led to the 200 youths, who belonged to different cult groups including Black Axe, Buccaneers, Aiye and Eiye secret confraternities, to denounced their memberships.
However, the latest development brought number of youths who had dumped cultism in Lagos to 860 youths, with expection that more would soon also turn in as police and community leaders were not relenting going after members of various cults.
Speaking at a gathering where the cultists made the denouncement yesterday in Lagos , the CP commended the youths for choosing path of peace and progress and forsaking that of destruction, juts as he urged the them not only leave cultism but to also abandon it in its entirety and do their best to discourage friends who could still be members of various groups.
The Imohimi also commended traditional ruler of Ikorodu land, Kabiru Shotobi, and members of his cabinet for keying effectively into the community policing strategy of the Inspector General of Police, and that if their efforts in persuading the young men who quit cultism.
He passed kudos to Ikorudu local government chairman for agreeing to provide vocational training for the 200 able men to enable so as to enable them reintegrate fully into society.
However, Imohimi directed Area Commander in charge of Ikorodu, Acp Mohammdu Amodu, to document, profile and obtain biometrics of the youths so as to enable reach out to them.