The Kwara State Police Command in a joint effort with the Ilorin Emirate Descendants Progressive Union, and other security agencies in the state, have intensified their collaboration to counter the attack of Badoo boys in the state.
According to the Punch, the President of the Ilorin Emirate Descendants Progressive Union, Ambassador Uthman Abdulazeez, said the report of the emergence of Badoo boys few weeks ago in Ilorin was a sad development.
Abdulazeez stated that it was not surprising that some social and criminal developments in Lagos could spill over to Ilorin.
He noted that people perceived Ilorin as a peaceful area, saying fleeing suspects would want to hide in such city.
He, however urged the residents not to panic, adding that adequate security architecture had been invigorated to stop the Badoo boys from terrorising the residents.
“The community security outfits have been collaborating with the police and this had led to the arrest of the 13 self-confessed Badoo cult members.
“We are happy that they arrested them because we know that when there is a problem in Lagos, some of them will run to Ilorin.”
The Kwara State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ajayi Okasanmi, said 13 of the suspects were arrested and arraigned by the police.
According to him, the suspects confessed being members of Badoo cult.
He, however, said it had not been confirmed if they were offshoot of the Badoo cult that wreaked havoc in Lagos some months ago.