Ambode vows to wipe out baddo, says there are not spirit

Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on

Thursday assured residents that his

administration would curtail the activities of the

notorious group known as ‘Badoo’ in the Ikorodu

axis of the state.

Ambode, who gave the assurance while

commissioning a rehabilitated fire service station

in Epe axis of the state, also promised to ensure

the safe return of the kidnapped students.

Ambode said that he did not believe that the

Badoo members were spirits and could


“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.

“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, therefore, charged traditional rulers,

especially those in Ikorodu, to wake up from their

slumber by helping the government to nip in the

bud the rising wave of kidnappings and the

Badoo menace in the state.

Ambode said it had come to the point that

traditional rulers in the state must come together

and speak to the Baales in Ikorodu to nip

kidnapping in the bud.

According to the governor, intelligence reports

had it that some of the Baales colluded with

kidnappers to kidnap people in remote areas.

“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.

“So, I challenge all our Kabiyesis and all our

traditional rulers and Baales, we must arrest this

situation as quickly as possible and show that

traditional value that we have always been

known for and then we will continue to support

you,’’ Ambode said.

The governor said his government was

wholeheartedly committed to safety of lives and

property in the state.

However, the governor said the fire station was

being commissioned to enhance safety of lives

and property in Epe, adding that his

administration would deliver more fire stations

across the state.

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