“I am deeply concerned about the issue of kidnapping in the state” – Gov. Ambode

The governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, has assured residents that the government would stop the activities of the notorious cult group called ‘Badoo’ in the Ikorodu axis of the state.

The governor made this known at the commissioning of a rehabilitated fire service station in Epe and also promised to ensure the safe return of students kidnapped some weeks ago.

“I am deeply concerned about the issue of kidnapping in the state and also the recent development that has been happening in Ikorodu about mob action, as well as that of Badoo.

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“I just want to assure residents that we are doing everything possible. We don’t run the government on the pages of the newspapers, and that is why you see that we do not make comments in the newspapers,’’ Ambode said.

He charged traditional rulers, especially those in Ikorodu, to wake up from their slumber by helping the government to put a stop to the rising menace of Badoo.

According to the governor, intelligence reports had it that some of the Baales colluded with kidnappers to kidnap people in remote areas.

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“We have intelligence here that some of these things are coming from within and our Kabiyesis and Obas need to do something as quickly as possible to arrest the decadence.

“As far as the Badoo case is concerned, I do not believe that it has anything to do with a disappearing ghost.

“I don’t also believe that the rituals can be taking place, without some people not being behind it.

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“So, I challenge all our Kabiyesis, traditional rulers, and Baales; we must arrest this situation as quickly as possible,’’ Ambode said.