Police officers, in conjunction with members of Odua Peoples Congress, (OPC) on Saturday raided different hideouts of deadly criminal gang in Ikorodu, Lagos State, popularly known as “Badoo.”
The raid was a follow up to series of meetings the police authority had with different local vigilante in the area.
Members of OPC and other vigilante groups who were versed with the terrain had led heavily harmed police officers to some locations suspected to be the den of the group, where over 100 of them were rounded up.
It was gathered that the unabated activities of the cult group had compelled the Lagos State police authority to approach members of the Odua People’s Congress (OPC), led by its leader, Otunba Gani Adams last week, for possible collaboration and assistance.
According to the source, the recent attacks by the Badoo group, in which some lives were lost, compelled the police authority in the state to meet with Adams and his men.
“The serial attacks by those boys in Ikorodu are becoming a thing of worry for the police in the state; the police considered it imperative and expedient to seek for partnership of vigilante groups in Ikorodu, led by the OPC.
“Sincerely, the activities of those Badoo boys must be stopped; this massacre must not be allowed to go on unabated; it is seriously threatening the serenity of that town,” the source had disclosed.