The Nigerian Army has issued quit a order to cultists and vandals operating in the Ikorodu community, Lagos Mainland.
The General Officer Commanding,(GOC), Major General Enobong Udoh, who issued the order, said there is no hiding place any more for criminals , especially cultists, vandals and military imposter saying it can no longer tolerate their activities in these areas.
General Udoh, who spoke while parading 23 cultists allegedly caught at the scene of their initiation inside a bush in Ikorodu, explained that the arrest of the cultists was in continuation of the crackdown on criminal elements in around Lagos and Ogun states.
The GOC, represented by the 9 Brigade Commander, Brigadier General Moundhey Ali, said that the cultists were nabbed in the Ejinrin area of Ikorodu on April 16, 2018, when about 50 of them, allegedly belonging to the Eiye Confraternity, were conducting physical training for new recruits, initiation and planning of robbery and kidnap activities.
According to him: “Their arrests followed intensive surveillance and intelligence report to uncover the location and activities of the cult group, during the process the cultists opened fire on troops of the 174 Battalion, deployed to arrest them.
“Two of the suspects sustained varying degrees of gunshot wounds, one of the suspected newly recruited cultists died as a result of injuries inflicted on him during the cult initiation.”
The GOC said a soldier was also injured during the exchange, and was immediately evacuated for treatment alongside the two suspected cultists.