The Nigeria Police Force recently decided to collaborate with local volunteers including the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) – Following the raid that began on Saturday, July 1, the police said 15 suspected cult members were arrested Fifteen suspected Badoo cult members have been arrested days after the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) agreed to support the police in riding the Ikorodu area of Lagos of the dreaded killers. NAIJ.com learnt that apart from the OPC, other organisations including local vigilantes decided to join the war against the cultists.
A statement from the police obtained by NAIJ.com said that the operation, which started in the morning of Saturday, July 1, witnessed the movement of a combined team of police officers drawn from Lagos command, the Rapid Response Squad (RSS) and led deputy commissioner of police, operations, Mr Imohimi Edgal. Police, security volunteers nab 15 suspected Badoo cult members in Ikorodu.
Also involved in the exercise were the Commander, Rapid Response Squad, ACP Olatunji Disu, DPO, Ikorodu among other top police officers. The team combed every street and arrested the suspects. Some of the areas raided include Ikorodu, Ibeshe, Ita Maja, Ijede, Ipakodo and environs.
“Today’s exercise was a follow up to a meeting with the factional leaders of Odua Peoples’ Congress, Chief Gani Adams, and Onyabo held yesterday. “Over 40 police and RRS vehicles are believed to have been used in the operations,” the statement said. The public relations officer of the Lagos state police command, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, said the exercise is continuous. Seemingly overwhelmed by the activities of the Badoo cult group that has taken over the Ikorodu area of Lagos, top officers of the Nigeria Police Force have met with the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC). The meeting was to fashion out the best ways to curb the attacks by these cult members with a trademark of killing their victims with grinding stones or pestles.