At least, 200 youths have renounced their membership of various confraternities in Ikorodu, Lagos state, says the police.
Chike Oti, a superintendent and spokesman for the Lagos Police Command, said this in a statement he issued on Tuesday. He said the affected youths belonged to such confraternities as Black Axe, Buccaneers, Aiye and Eiye.
Imohimi “congratulated the youths for choosing the path of peace and progress and forsaking the path of death and destruction”.
“He urged the youths not only renounce cultism but to denounce it in its entirety and do their best to pull their friends who are still inside the evil association, out of it.
“He also thanked the traditional ruler of Ikorodu land, Oba Kabiru Shotobi and members of his cabinet for keying effectively into the Community policing strategy of the Inspector General of Police and for their roles in convincing the youths of their land to quit cultism. He further thanked the Chairman of the Local government, Hon. Wasiu for agreeing to provide vocational training for the youths to enable them reintegrate fully into society.
“The Lagos CP concluded by directing the Area Commander in charge of Ikorodu, Acp Mohammdu Amodu to document, profile and obtain the biometrics of all the repented youths and reach out to them from time to time.”