P.M. News (Lagos)

19 February 2002

Nigeria: Police Hunt Lasu Cultists

Lagos — Despite the arrest made by the police following the brutal killing of former president of the Lagos State University Student Union Government, Mr. Tunde Salau, the police have intensified its intelligence dragnet to nab cultists in the school.

Sources told P.M.News that the Lagos State Police Command has been mandated by the police leadership to fish out the killers and beyond that identify and arrest students involved in cult activities in the school.

Though the school has since been shut down following last week's tragedy, police intelligence will according to P.M.News finding be constructed discreetly in the school to monitor and detect activities of students with a view to cracking the network of cults that have failed to die.

"Our new method this time will only be known by us, but I assure that we will eventually get through with the cult problem in LASU", the source said. Already, plain clothes security operatives who are to maintain a 24 hours vigil in the campus have been selected for the responsibility.

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