Cultism: Lagos Police Command on red alert over 7/7 celebration



The Police Command on Wednesday has put policemen on alert over planned celebration of July 7 a.k.a ‘7/7 by  some cult groups.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered 7/7 is an annual celebration of a group, Neo Black Movement of Africa, also known as Black Axe. Lagos State Police Command’s Spokesperson, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said in a statement the alert was necessary curtail cult-related activities in the state.“

In its bid curtail cult-related activities and forestall any possible breakdown of law and order State, the Lagos State Police Command has warned against any gathering, under whatever guise.“In commemoration of the 7/7 Annual Celebration (Boogie-Night) of the Neo Black Movement of Africa, a.k.a Black Axe today July 7, 2021, the command has put its officers and men on red alert.“The Police Command, based on availability and processed intelligence at its disposal, has deemed it necessary warn the group desist from any celebration commemorate today 7/7/2021,” Adejobi said.Adejobi warned any group of persons under any nomenclature, particularly of the Neo Black Movement of Africa, a.k.a Black Axe, steer clear of the state.


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 He said the police and security agencies were prepared go after and deal with anyone caught, within the ambits of the law.The PPRO said the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, had directed Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers and Heads of Tactical Units monitor the activities of cultists.He added the CP also directed patrols should be intensified across the state, he reiterated the command’s zero tolerance for cultism and other social vices State.“

The Commissioner of Police, therefore, appeals the general public, especially parents and guardians, monitor and discourage their children and wards from engaging in any unlawful grouping,” he said. (NAN)