Cultism: Monarch, Police Chief Seek Security Measures


Ayangbunre of Ikorodu, Oba KabirShotobi

TheAyangbunre of Ikorodu town in Lagos East senatorial district, Oba KabirAdewaleShotobi, has called on relevant security agencies to come to the aid of the embattled town over the activities of cultists in the communities. The traditional ruler made the call on Thursday, during a town hall meeting called to discuss the renewed upsurge in cult killings and other violent acts in the town.

According to the monarch, many lives had been lost as a result of the activities of the groups, while economic and commercial activities are badly affected. Oba Shotobi regretted that three lives were lost to the incessant cult war during the week and pleaded with the Police and the local Vigilante group, popularly known as Onyabo, not to be overwhelmed by the situation. “All I am here to do is to beg the Police and the Onyabo group to come to our aid. We must not allow the situation to overwhelm us.

The killings are too much and it must stop. Economic and commercial activities are suffering and the people are looking up to us to come to their aid. I have spoken to the Police bosses and they have assured me that they have not banned Onyabo. The ACP told me his men are still willing to work with Onyabo as a team to stop the cult wars.Therefore, I urge all security outfits concerned to brace up and rid Ikorodu of this dangerous element. We want to be able to sleep and close our eyes again. We want peace in Ikorodu,” he said: Speaking during the meeting, the Area Commander of Area N Police Command, ACP Y. AAyoku, thanked the Monarch and the Onyabo group for partnering with the Police on many occasions. He said the collaboration has helped to curb crime in the town. He promised the people that the cult killings would soon be a thing of the past.


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