A retired Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG), Mr Israel Ajao, has pleaded with the public to stop the killing of suspected members of the Badoo cult group terrorising Ikorodu in Lagos State.
According to him, the killing of suspected badoo members by a mob is “uncivilised.”
Ajao, who doubles ad the Chairman of Lagos State Neighborhood Safety Corps (LNSC), made the appeal during a security town hall meeting organised by the corps for communities in and around Ikorodu.
He said: “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.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that traditional rulers, religious leaders, transporters, traders, the youth, military, paramilitary and private security organisations attended the meeting.
The monarch of Imota, Oba Mudasiru Agoro, who spoke on behalf of other rulers, urged security agencies, particularly the police, to deploy intelligence officers to the grassroots to get information.
It is understood that at least six persons suspected to be members of Badoo cult have been killed 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.