Steer clear of Lagos, police warn cultists over 7/7 celebration

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By Henry Okonkwo 

The Lagos State Police Command has vowed to clamp down on cultists planning to celebrate the 7/7 anniversary of the Neo-Black Movement of Africa a.k.a Black Axe.

Police spokesperson, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.

He said they had placed officers in the state on alert in a bid to curtail cult-related activities and forestall any possible breakdown of law and order.

The statement read, “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 aka Black Axe today 7th July 2021, and put its officers and men on red alert.

“The Police Command, based on available and processed intelligence at its disposal, has deemed it necessary to warn the group to desist from any celebration to commemorate today 7/7/2021 and put measures in place to fortify the state against any unlawful gathering, procession, lawlessness and possible breakdown of law and order in Lagos State.

“The command, therefore, warns any group of persons under any nomenclature particularly members of the Black Movement of Africa, aka Black Axe, to steer clear of Lagos State as the police and other security agencies are prepared to go after and deal with them within the ambits of the law.

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“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, while directing the Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers and Heads of Tactical Units to monitor the activities of cultists and intensify patrols across the state, reiterates the command’s zero tolerance for cultism and other social vices in Lagos State.

“The Commissioner of Police, therefore, appeals to the general public, especially parents and guardians, to monitor and discourage their children and wards from engaging in any unlawful group and criminal acts as the long arm of the law will definitely catch up with any criminal.”

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