Following the incessant attack by people believed to be members of Eye confraternity inÂ Idi-Oro, Mushin , Area of Lagos State, the police have arrested about 42 people inÂ connection with the attack.
P.M.NEWS learned that about nine people were seriously injured during a recent attack byÂ the cultists and they are receiving treatment at different hospitals within the locality.
Investigations revealed that before the attack virtually all the youths within theÂ community have been initiated into different faction of cults who use the opportunity toÂ kill, maim and steal.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO Mr Frank Mba refused to comment onÂ the issueÂ but a policeÂ source confirmed that some cultists and a drug kingpinÂ haveÂ been arrested and are currently being detained at Area â€™Dâ€™Â Police Command, Mushin, LagosÂ State, NigeriaÂ in connection with the recent attack on residents of Idi-Oro.
Speaking on the issue, Taofeek Junaid Eko, a youth leader in Idi-Oro condemned theÂ incessant attacks by the cultists and asked for the intervention of the governor of LagosÂ State, Commissioner of Police, the Inspector-General of PoliceÂ in curbing the menance.
“The residents, youths and elders of Idi-Oro condemn the attack in its totality, weÂ hereby seek the assistance of all government agencies in curbing the menace, in fact,Â these people operate as if there is no government in Lagos State. A lot of damages haveÂ been done, the youths have been initiated into cults, armed robbery is on the increase,Â we are no more safe in the area, they should please help us before they kill all of us inÂ the area,â€™â€™ he said