19 men suspected to be cult members have been apprehended by the Lagos State police following the cult clashes at Alakuko, Dalemo and Kola areas of the State.
The crisis, which started on Sunday, Feb 7, has made many residents remain indoors for their safety.
A statement by Muyiwa Adejobi, the Lagos police spokesperson on Monday, Feb 8, disclosed that the arrested suspects will be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba, for investigation.
Mr Adejobi said the command had deployed additional police personnel, including Police Mobile Force, to curtail the hoodlums and restore normalcy to the affected communities.
The statement quoted Hakeem Odumosu, the commissioner of police in the state, as saying that the “intelligence at the command’s disposal revealed that the hoodlums came from Otta axis of Ogun State to lay siege on the affected border communities on cult-related crises and the command has been repelling them.”
“Items recovered from them included dangerous weapons, assorted charms and weeds suspected to be Indian hemp,” the police added.
Odumosu called on community leaders in Alakuko, Dalemo and Kola areas to support the police in combating the crises and getting rid of the criminals in their respective areas and in the state at large.
He assured that the command is working with the Ogun State Police Command to reduce the activities of the hoodlums and cultists in the border areas and towns across the state to the barest level.