The Nigeria soil is gradually becoming an atmosphere void of peace as such its environs has become a place unsafe for the common man.
The incessant killings of innocent Nigerians by the self-acclaimed ‘Badoo cult group’ since the past four years has taken a new face just this week when the news of the death of one Mr. Obashola Nurudeen a 34 year old Barber who resides at NO. 4 OKE-OWO STREET SAWMILL, GBAGADA LAGOS broke out in the early hour of Wednesday 6th March 2019.
Our Correspondent gathered that the young Barber closed from work that fateful Tuesday 5th March 2019 after the late night work and was heading home to meet his pregnant wife Mrs Bimpe Obashola before he met with his untimely death.
According to an eye witness who pleaded to remain anonymous ‘…I know him quite well because he is a stylist that I patronise as well, I was returning from work after my night shift as a Gate man in a secondary school when I saw a car without a plate number coming down the street , the driver drove recklessly that other few road users when raining curses on the driver, they packed right in front of him I could see him holding a polythene nylon as the rear full light shines bright into his eyes before he could say a word, the gang of 3 jumped on him, an argument ensued which we could not hear, they had a chain in their hands and a grinding stone was used repeatedly on his head, when we all saw the change in the ensuing drama, we all ran for safety knowing fully well that they were members of the Badoo cult group’.
For the past four years, this cult group have been terrorising Lagos and its environs with reports of several killings and maiming of several innocent citizens of Lagos, Portharcourt, Abuja and other states in Nigeria
In spite of the arrests made so far since the prominence and emergence of this deadly group in 2016 which possibly should have put their actions to an end, it seems that their 2019 agenda is to take on innocents citizens on the streets and work places without fears.
Over the years, The operational approach of this gang is to smash the heads of their victims with grinding stones while in some instances, they inflict bodily injury on victims with machetes and rape their female victims.
They would usually target houses in suburbs and quiet areas where the shouts of their victims would not be heard and then strike in the dead of night when their victims are fast asleep.
The cult group has wiped out entire families in some of their operations. In another, they killed a heavily pregnant woman, while an 8-year-old girl was abducted from a Church vigil, raped to a coma. A classified security update disclosed that this group kill victims to get their blood with a handkerchief, sell the handkerchief at a juicy rate of N500, 000 to some highly placed Nigerians.
Speaking with the widow of the late Mr. Obashola she recounts the last conversation she had with her husband ‘…He said he was about to close that he was working on the last customer hair and as soon as he finishes, he is heading home to meet me, I even told him to get me wanke(spiced rice and beans) which he promised to but I never had to see the father of my unborn child.’
Efforts to contact the spokesperson for the Lagos state police command had since proved abortive.
It is rather pathetic that the actions of this group are fallout of the ills of the society and the collapse of the civic responsibility in the state.
This invariably gives a huge rise to the lawless nature of the cannibals who sees taking of the human life as a business.
The actions of this deadly group has remained unravelled ever since their emergence in the public and it seems the security agencies remain clueless despite their effort to bring the culprits to book.