Stop Killing Suspected Badoo Cult Members - Safety Corps
Calls on Ikorodu people to stop killing suspected members of the Badoo cult group terrorising them are getting louder.
Since cases of mistaken identities have led to the brutal killing of innocent citizens, now is the time to put an end to jungle justice in Nigeria.
A retired Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Mr Israel Ajao, has described the killing of suspected badoo members by a mob as uncivilised.
“If anyone arrests any suspect, he should hand him over to the police for investigation and possible prosecution.
”Jungle justice is not the solution to crime and criminality.
”I, therefore, appeal that such an action should stop. The police in Lagos are doing well and they have all it takes to handle the situation.
“All they need is information. That is the reason for this meeting. Badoo boys are human beings, they live with us; people must say what they know about them.
“I want all private security organisations to register with LNSC so that we can work together,“ he said.
Ajao is the Chairman, Lagos State Neighborhood Safety Corps (LNSC).
He made the appeal during a town hall meeting organised by the corps for communities in and around Ikorodu.
Traditional rulers, religious leaders, transporters, traders, the youth, military, paramilitary and private security organisation’s attended the meeting.
The traditional ruler of Imota, Oba Mudasiru Agoro, who spoke on behalf of traditional rulers, urged security agencies, particularly the police, to deploy intelligence officers to the grassroots to get information.
He also urged security agencies to share information, while urging the communities to know people around them.
Other speakers at the meeting agreed to any measure the government and security agencies were taking to address the badoo menace.
More than six persons suspected to be members of Badoo cult have been killed by a mob in Ikorodu in the past two months.
More than 200 suspected members of the group have been arrested in different parts of Ikorodu after they allegedly killed some innocent persons.