The Special Strike Force on Social Miscreants of the Lagos State Police Command, created to combat cultism and other social vices in Lagos State, acting on credible intelligence, arrested 21 suspected cultists at about 06:00 hours of Saturday, January 25, at Adamo community in Imota Ikorodu.
The suspects, who belong to two rival cult groups, Aiye and Eiye confraternities, had mobilised from Emure and Adamo communities to unleash terror on residents of Adamo community and environs.
The arrest, which was carried out in a joint operations with operatives from Imota Police Station, the Rapid Response Squad, the Special Anti Robbery Squad and Area N Command, was a follow up to the operation carried out at Ijede, where 65 cult suspects were arrested.
Eleven assorted pistols of different calibre with large quantity of ammunition were recovered from the suspects, who confessed to be responsible for series of violent attacks, murder and armed robbery incidents recorded in Ikorodu area of Lagos State.
Reaffirming the commitment of the Lagos Police Command to address the menace of cultism and youth gangsterism in the Centre of Excellence, the state Police Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu said that the suspects will be charged to court at the conclusion of investigations.