Irate Youths Burnt Suspected Badoo Cultists As Joint Security Force Arrests 100

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By Nuel Suji – Security operatives on Saturday arrested 100 suspected members of the “notorious” Badoo gang in Ikorodu, Lagos state, even as youth vigilante group on Sunday morning mobbed three suspected Badoo members hacking them to death.

“Three alleged cultists were apprehended at about 4.00:am Sunday, burnt by the irate youths and cut to pieces at Odogunyan bus stop, Ikorodu Lagos,” an eye-witness told News Investigators.

In a statement issued on Sunday by Police’s Public Relations Officer, Folarin Famous-Cole, confirmed the arrest, saying the suspects were arrested in a joint operation carried out by operatives of the Lagos state Police Command, Rapid Response Squad (RRS), Odua People’s Congress (OPC), as well as local vigilantes.

Members of the gang were said to have been terrorising residents of the state, especially in the Ikorodu axis.

The arrest is coming few hours after three suspected members of the gang were “lynched by residents in the area” – a day after one of them had been “burnt to death” in the same area.

The statement noted that the security team, led by Imohimi Edgal, the state police command deputy commissioner of police in charge of operations, combed the suspected hideouts of the members in Ikorodu, arresting the suspects for questioning.

“The combined security team specifically combed black spots and suspected areas like Ikorodu, Ibeshe, Ita Maja, Ijede, Ipakodo and other areas,” the statement read.

“The exercise was a follow up to a meeting which the national coordinator of OPC, Gani Adams and Onyabo leaders held with security chiefs in the state last Friday.

“Government is on top of the situation and we like to use this medium to caution the people to desist from jungle justice.

“We also like to assure residents that they are free to go about their normal activities without let or hindrance, as the police and other security agencies in the State are poised to make the State uncomfortable and hot for criminal elements to perpetrate their nefarious activities.”

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