Imohimi Edgal New Lagos Police Commissioner orders officers to shoot armed cultists

The commissioner has directed officers to move all out to track all cultists operating within the state.

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New Lagos state Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, has ordered police officers in the state to shoot any cultist armed with deadly weapons.

He made this revelation at a meeting with the state's security stakeholders at the Area M, Police Command, Idimu, vowing that the measure will put an end to the state's troubles with cult-related activities.

Lagos state Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal (left) with Lagos Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode (right) play

Lagos state Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal (left) with Lagos Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode (right)

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While warning youths in the state to desist from getting involved in cults, he also advised parents to pay attention to their children and make sure they're not getting in trouble with the law.

He said, "Cultism is currently a very serious issue we must tackle in Lagos State and everyone must be involved. I am fully out to tackle it head-on and I urge parents to warn their children to stay out of cultism and turn a new leaf because I am coming for them.

"The era where cultists apprehended with firearms are treated with kid gloves is over. I have ordered my men to shoot at any cultist who is seen with a fire arm. This is not a joke, parents must take this message home to their children and warn them to desist from all cult-related activities henceforth.

"I have also strengthened the Anti-Cultism Department of the Lagos State Police Command and I have directed them to move all out to track all cultists operating within the state."

After replacing former commissioner, Fatai Owoseni, Edgal vowed to reduce crime rate in Lagos state by 30% within two months.

He stressed that his road map is based on a plan driven largely by community policing and partnership.

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