Officers of the Lagos State Police command are prepared to curb cult related activities and forestall any possible breakdown of law and order in the State.
The move is coming against the backdrop of the commemoration of the 7/7 annual festivity (Boogie-Night) of the Neo Black Movement of Africa, otherwise known as Black Axe, in which the Command has warned against any gathering, under whatever guise.
The Command, in a statement signed by CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said based on available intelligence at its disposal, the state Commissioner of police, Hakeem Odumosu has warned the group to desist from any celebration to commemorate the day.
According to the statement, the Police has therefore, 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 hereby warns any group of persons under any nomenclature particularly members of the Neo 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.”
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, Odumosu reiterates the command’s zero tolerance for cultism and other social vices in the State.
He however, appealed 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.