•BY EMMANUEL EDOM in Lagos•
Parents and guardians in public schools in Lagos have every reason to fear for the safety of their children and wards.
This we gathered is the alleged invasion of some government schools in Lagos, by the notorious new cult gang identified as Awawa.
As at the time of going to press, 12 pupils of age ranging between 8 and 16 years, have been rescued from the grip of the deadly cult group, while two adult suspects said to be behind the initiation and recruitment into the secret society, are in police net helping the investigation.
According to the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Edgal Imohimi, the already initiated children, including a 16-years old female, were discovered by an agile guardian and counsellor expert attached to a public school in Egan, Igando area of Lagos, who noticed a remarkable mark and symbol on the jaw of a pupil.
The counsellor was said to have interrogated the discovered victim, who then mentioned other children with similar marks.
CP stated that it was the confession of the 16 years old student, who confirmed that she took the rest of the children for initiation into the Awawa cult, where they were given the symbol on their jaw as a mark of membership.
The police chief, who reaffirmed his earlier advice and warning to parents, to take interest on the daily upbringing of their children, said investigation was on going with a view to arrest other members of the cult for prosecution.