The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr.Fatai Owoseni, has accused some community leaders of encouraging militancy and kidnapping in their domains.
This is coming from the police boss due to the increase in cases of kidnapping and militant attacks within Ikorodu, Lagos state.
Owoseni said this during an interactive session with the community leaders in the affected area. In his speech, he alleged that some them act as informants to some of the criminals.
He said: “There are Baales (village heads) that are informants and sponsors of criminals in this area. They allowed militants to build houses harbouring criminals in the creeks.
“I want the royal fathers to call their chiefs to order. This meeting is convened to tell them that we will no longer tolerate silent conspiracy.
“Traditional rulers cannot tell me they don’t know who is who in their domain. All communities are advised to organise their local vigilantes.”