Over 500 Youths Give Up Arms, Renounce Cultism In Lagos
Not less than 500 young people in Ijede community of Ikorodu Local Government Area of Lagos State, renounced their membership of different cult groups and surrendered weapons to the state’s Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal.
Some of the weapons submitted to police were AK 47 rifles, pomp action rifles, locally-made pistols, AK 47 magazines, axes and cutlasses. Those who gave up their arms were youths whose ages are between 17 and 35.
“Ijede has set the pace for other communities in Lagos. I am, therefore, calling on chairmen of local governments in the state to be at the centre of championing this initiative. They should talk to the youths to shun cultism and drug abuse. We want to stamp out cultism and drug abuse in Lagos State. On behalf of the IGP and AIG Zone 2, I receive these arms for onward transfer to the Lagos State Command armory.”