An “area boy” has reportedly stabbed himself to death in Bariga, Lagos, days after complaining of being chased by ghosts.
The deceased identified as God’s time, killed himself on Monday at the Odunsi area of Bariga, while complaining that ghosts were chasing him.
According to reports, he was notorious thus in the area and was also a member of the Eiye confraternity in the Bariga axis of Lagos State.
Cultism and thuggery are one of the problems affecting communities in Nigeria. The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Mr. Imohimi Edgal, has recently decried the rising spate of cultism in the state.
Though he attributed the problem to lack of parental care. Edgal, who spoke at a town hall meeting, lamented;
“The increase in cultism in the state has reached an alarming stage that we all need to declare a state of emergency on cultism.
I asked one of my officers to do in-dept research or investigation on the reasons for increase in cultism among the young ones and it was revealed that six out of 10 children are into cultism.
This is not good for the growth of our country. What are their reasons? Investigation revealed that they join for supremacy over others.
They join to avoid intimidation by their peers. They join so that they have an edge over girls in their communities.”