The dreaded Baddo cult group terrorizing the residents of Ikorodu have dominated both online and offline discussions in recent times.Even Nigerian celebrities who reside in the suburb in Lagos are scared stiff over the cult group’s horrifying activities
Entertainers like Oga Bello, Funsho Adeolu, Baba Suwe, Lord of Ajasa, Sanyeri, Nike Peller,are residents of Ikorodu and they have bemoaned that safety of lives and properties is now a luxury in the town.
Reacting to the spate of killings by the terror group, veteran actor Oga Bello in an interview with Punch said: “If you have God, you have everything. I am not really scared of them because I have God by my side to protect me. I am very prayerful and I am following the instructions given to us by the government. Our prayer is that God should not let these boys ever come close to us. I don’t move at night; neither do I leave my house very early in the morning. Some of my friends may want to think twice before coming to pay me a visit but I am fortunate not to have friends that move around at night”.
In the same vein, comic actor Babatunde Omidina also known as Baba Suwe said he is scared by the Baddo terror group.
In his words: ”I was born and bred in Lagos but I have been living in Ikorodu for over ten years. Since I have been here, nothing like this has happened before. Personally I am very afraid of these boys and my prayer is that I should never encounter them in my life. With all that I have heard about their activities, I am scared of them. Their activities have hindered my movement because it is no longer advisable to move around at night. In fact you would be shocked at the number of vigilante groups you would meet on the way. Ikorodu is now hot and a lot of people do not want to come here. It is so bad that lots of landlords have vacated their homes for fear of these boys. They ran for their lives” he said
Sensational actor, Funsho Adeolu who also resides in Ikorodu with his family noted that whenever he leaves home for work, he has fears about his family’s safety, as a result of the terror’s group sinister activities.
Hear him:“If I say I am not scared of them I would be lying but I know that God is in control. Anywhere in the world, people face terrors. People in the north faced worse situations than this but God kept some people while others had to flee. I am praying that God would be in control of everything but to say that I am not afraid, that would be a lie. It is just for us to beg the government to beef up security in Ikorodu and do something about these boys. It is not something that they cannot handle because Ikorodu used to be a very peaceful place. This is the 21st century and such barbaric acts should be frowned at.
“I have been living in Ikorodu for about 12 years now and since then, I have never encountered anything like this Badoo cult group. I would not say that their activities have not affected me because anytime I leave my family to go and work, I always nurse this little fear over their safety but I believe that God is protecting them. I have only heard about their activities but I have not seen anything like that and I believe that they cannot come my way because I am covered by the blood of Jesus,” he said.
Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has however assured Lagosians that his administration would curtail the activities of the notorious group known as “Badoo” in the Ikorodu axis of the state.