Following the incessant attacks on innocent people by the dreaded cult group, popularly called Badoo, the Nigeria Police has ordered residents in the area to always carry a valid form of identification.
The order was contained in a statement issued by the command to address the porous security structure that has led to the brutal ritualistic murder of several families in the area.
To further check the menace, the police recently collaborated with the Odua Peoples Congress, OPC, a move which has led to the arrest of over 100 suspects.
In a statement on Monday signed by the Lagos Police spokesperson, Olarinde Famous-Cole, the police emphasised that this became necessary because of the series of police operations in the area.
“The Lagos State Police Command would like to inform members of the public especially residents in Ikorodu and environs, that from henceforth everybody moving around that part of the state, residents, students or workers should always have on them a valid form of identification,” the statement reads.
“This has become important and necessary because of the series of police operations lined up in the area by the Lagos State police command led by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of operations.”
Mr. Famous-Come added that the police command was deeply concerned about the criminal activities in the area which was not only unlawful but also affecting the integrity of the state.
“The planned police operations demand residents to carry on them a valid form of identification which will be verified, in order not to be restricted or face apprehension as adequate security arrangements have been put in place for the safety of every Nigerian throughout the state by the police and other security agencies’
Mr. Famous -Cole declared that the order takes immediate effect, stating that the command would not allow criminals to operate.