Thursday, June 15, 2017, will go down in the annals of history in Ikorodu as one of the most important days in the history of the community. This is as a result of the brave move by members belonging to various cultists groups that’s as terrorised the community for years.
Some repentant members belonging to the dreaded cult gangs – Eiye, Aiye and Buccaneers, yesterday, June 15, 2017, staged a march where they renounced cultism publicly. The move by the groups is aimed at fostering peace and the spirit of good neighbourliness in Ikorodu community.
Black Box Nigeria reports that before staging the peaceful march, members of the Ikorodu chapter of the confraternities converged at the headquarters of local vigilante group, Onyabo, before proceeding to the Ayangburen’sPalace, Oba Kabir Shotobi.
During the march, the groups were joined by top chieftains in Ikorodu alongside security operatives before engaging in peace talks which involved the Ikorodu monarchs.
In addition, the repentant members displayed banners and placards denouncing violence and crimes in the community.
Confirming the development, a top member of the Onyabo Vigilante Group, Awo, said the move is one that signals the return of peace and calmness to Ikorodu.
“For the gangs to call for peace talks and also stage a peaceful march to the effect, that means residents should have no cause for alarm,” he said.
“That the march ended peacefully with the gangs walking freely and not causing any form of trouble means they actually meant it,” he added.
Meanwhile the move is coming just when Ikorodu residents are grappling with the consistent attacks from the dreaded cult group, Badoo.