The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, has warned cultists to steer clear of the state on plan to celebrate Black Axe Day slated for Thursday.
Alabi gave the warning in a statement by Superintendent of Police, Benjamin Hundeyin, the spokesperson for the Police Command in the state, on Wednesday in Lagos.
“Credible intelligence at the disposal of the Command reveals that some hoodlums and cultists have perfected plans to celebrate what they call “7/7 Neo Black Movement of Africa aka Black Axe Day” on Thursday, July 7, 2022.
“In view of this, we in very strong terms warn these groups with intent to scuttle the peace being enjoyed in the state to shelve their plans,” he said.
Alabi said the command is prepared to arrest organisers, leaders and progenitors of such sinister groups who intend to cause violence in the state.
“The Command’s tactical teams, Area Commanders and DPOs in collaboration with other sister agencies are fully prepared to clamp down heavily on any group whose aim is to cause wanton violence in the state,” the CP stated.
He appealed to parents to warn their children to avoid unlawfully gathering or society.
“The Command is using this medium to appeal to parents and guardians to warn their children, wards to steer clear of any unlawful gathering or society before, during and after the said date,” Alabi stated.
The CP said that any hotel that allows cultists to use its facility would be charged to court.
“Hoteliers are by this release warned not to allow their facilities be used for any cult related gathering as owners of such facilities will be liable to prosecutions,” he warned.
The police boss urged residents of the state to be law abiding, vigilant and go about their lawful duties without fear of harassment or intimidation.