Juliana Francis

There is palpable tension in Lagos State, following the realisation that today, Thursday 7th  July 2022, is the date set aside by most cult members to celebrate what they call “7/7 Neo Black Movement of Africa aka Black Axe Day,” which is often characterised by killings and violence.

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Abiodun Alabi on Wednesday warned cultists, who may be planning to mark this event, to do well and keep out of the state.

The number one policeman in the state stated this in a press statement made available to Julianafrancisnews.com. The statement, which was signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Benjamin Hundeyin, noted that the police chief had to take a decisive stance after receiving credible intelligence that some hoodlums and cultists had perfected plans to celebrate what they call “7/7 Neo Black Movement of Africa aka Black Axe Day” on Thursday, July 7, 2022.

Hundeyin said: “In view of this, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi in very strong terms warns these groups with the intent to scuttle the peace being enjoyed in the State to shelve their plans. Consequently, the Command’s tactical teams, Area Commanders, and Divisional Police Officers (DPO) in collaboration with other sister agencies are fully prepared to clamp down heavily on organisers, leaders, and progenitors of such sinister groups whose aim is to cause wanton violence in the State.  The Command is therefore using this medium to appeal to parents and guardians to warn their children/wards to steer clear of any unlawful gathering or society before, during and after the said date. Also, hoteliers are by this release warned not to allow their facilities to be used for any cult-related gathering as owners of such facilities will be liable for prosecutions. The CP, while urging all residents of Lagos State to be law-abiding and vigilant enjoins them to go about lawful duties without fear of harassment or intimidation.”

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