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  • Updated: July 07, 2020

Police Warn Members Of Aye Cult Group Ahead 7/7 Celebration


The police in Lagos have warned members of the outlawed Black Axe confraternity, also known as Aye, to stay clear of the state ahead of the July 7 celebration of the banned society. 

The Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Governor of Lagos State on New Media, Gawat Judril called the attention of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) to the impending annual event of the group through his Twitter handle. 

Reacting, the RRS  assured that "Action has been taken. We will have a peaceful 7/7/2020. #StaySafe"

History Of Black Axe Cult Group 

The Black Axe, which is also known as the Neo Black Movement, originated at the University of Benin in the late 1970s and can be found at the University of Calabar and other campuses with the motto, "Aye Axemen". 

Inspired by America’s Black Panther Party, the N.B.M. with its logo, axe smashing the shackles of a slave. 

Founded on July 7, 1977, by nine students at the University of Benin, on the edge of the oil-­rich Niger Delta, they pledged to rid Africa of racism and oppression 

Lagos Goes Tough Against Cultism

Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command, CP Hakeem Odumosu has at various times warned cultists to stay away from the state or face the music. 

According to him, cultism and youth gangsterism was a major security challenge in the state. 

He warned cultists to renounce their membership or be prepared to write their will, threatening that the command would make their stay regrettable.

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