The Lagos State Government on Tuesday reiterated its determination to deal decisively with anyone found engaged in cultism and criminal activities.
Mr Steve Ayorinde, the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, conveyed the government’s resolve in a statement in Ikeja.
He warned all criminally-minded individuals not to test the will of the government, as it would unleash the power of the law on anyone found threatening the safety and peaceful co-existence of residents.
The commissioner decried the rising cases of cultism resulting in violent clashes in some areas of the state.
According to him, the state government has directed law enforcement agencies to ensure that such unwholesome practices are dealt with accordingly.
“The government will henceforth go tough with any cult member or group, sponsor, or collaborators, as well as criminal gangs disturbing the peace,” he said.
Ayorinde said the government would not fold its arms and watch innocent citizens suffer unduly in the hands of unscrupulous elements.
He said the governor had directed the state police command to use appropriate force to fish out and deal decisively with persons involved in cult activities and criminal gangs in the state.
The commissioner reaffirmed the commitment of the state government to improve security and protect lives and property of the citizens.
Ayorinde implored parents and guardians to keep watchful eyes on their children and wards, and also watch the groups they move with. (NAN)