In its relentless war to rout cultists and other bandits, the Lagos State Police Command on Monday captured 19 suspected cultists during a bloody clash between two rival groups at Alakuko area of Lagos, near Sango-Ota in Ogun State.
A fracas broke out among them at Alakuko, spreading to Dalemo and Kola areas of Lagos.
Confirming the incident, Police Commissioner Hakeem Odumosu, said 19 of the cultists were apprehended by his men.
Odumosu said the command received intelligence that the hoodlums came from Ota to lay siege on the affected border communities to cause mayhem.
Items recovered from them included dangerous weapons, assorted charms and hemp.
The CP, however, said additional police personnel, including Police Mobile Force, had been deployed to quell the crisis and restored normalcy in the areas.
Odumosu also directed that the suspects should be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba for Investigation.
He, however, called on the community leaders in the areas to support the police to rid the state of the “bad boys”.
Odumosu assured that the command was working with the Ogun State Police Command to decimate the activities of the hoodlums and cultists in the border communities.