Eighty-six persons have been arrested for alleged cult related violence in Lagos state.

The suspects were said to have been apprehended at the weekend following violent clashes at the Ikorodu area of the state.

Ikorodu has remained notorious for cult violence between Aiye and Eiye groups that have left many persons killed or injured.

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According to a statement by police spokesman Bala Elkana, a Deputy Superintendent (DSP), detectives arrested 65 suspects on Sunday at Ijede and recovered 11 assorted pistols with large quantity of ammunition.


Following up on that operation, the Special Strike Force on Social Miscreants Saturday morning arrested 21 suspects at Adamo in Imota, Ikorodu.

Elkana said the suspects, belonging to the rival cult groups, had mobilised themselves from Emure and Adamo to unleash terror on Adamo residents but were rounded up following credible Intelligence.

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“The arrest was carried out in a joint operation with operatives from Imota Police Station, Rapid Response Squad (RRS), Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) and Area N Command.

“The suspects confessed to be responsible for series of violent attacks, murder and armed robbery incidents recorded in Ikorodu.

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The suspects will be charged to court.