The Lagos State Command of the Nigeria Police Force revealed on Thursday that they have successfully rescued nine teenagers from being forcibly initiated into a cult. The Police Public Relations Officer for the Lagos Command, Benjamin Hundeyin, made the announcement via social media, Naija News reports.
The officer shared a picture of the boys on his Twitter page, stating that they were rescued from a location in the Mushin area of Lagos State. He further stressed the need to reinforce family units to prevent such occurrences. He revealed that the ages of the children range from 9 to 14 years.
Hundeyin also indicated that each child had an incision on their body, a sign of the cult initiation process. In other news, the Lagos State Police Command gave an update on the case of a man who had plunged into the lagoon at the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge area of Lagos earlier in the week. The man, confirmed as Buka Abana, had been missing for two days and was reportedly on hard drugs.
Rescue workers managed to retrieve Abana’s body on Thursday after an intensive search. Hundeyin related that Abana had left his home in Lekki Phase I and had been missing for two days before the incident. His family had been searching for him and had received information about his sighting near the bridge. Tragically, he jumped into the lagoon when he saw them.