The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) says it is intensifying its patrols across the state aimed at protecting its residents against any planned terrorism by any cult.
The Lagos State NSCDC commandant , Mr Adeyinka Ayinla, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Lagos.
NAN reports that the Lagos NSCDC commandant was speaking on the heels of an intelligence report that indicated that some illegal groups are warming up for their annual anniversary.
It would be recalled that some cults that normally celebrate their annual anniversaries are : ‘Aiye’ Confraternity,’ on July 7 and ‘Buccaneer’ on Aug. 8 across the South-West states.
Ayinla said the command had started a- 24-hour daily monitoring and surveillance of the state with a view to foiling such plans by any illegal groups.
He said that such patrols by the NSCDC would also continue afterwards.
Ayinla noted that the Lagos command would work tirelessly with the other security outfits, especially, the police to protect the lives of the residents of the state from the activities of such nefarious groups.
The NSCDC Lagos Command boss, however, urged all parents and guardians to monitor their children and wards during this period and beyond.
“Some youths are in the habits of late night walk. This command is using this opportunity to caution all parents to put their children in order.
” All parents must also caution their children against bad friends and peer groups as we all know that evil communication corrupts good manners,” he said.
He further said the NSCDC would not hesitate to handle members of the nefarious groups to the police for prosecution in the court of law when caught .
“Surely, they will face stiff penalties if caught by the NSCDC and other security agencies ,” he warned.