No fewer than 500 cultists members of various cults in Ijede, Ikorodu, Lagos State, told the state Acting Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, on Monday that they had renounced their memberships.
They also surrendered their weapons, which included Ak-47 rifles, pump-action guns, cartridges, axes and cutlasses to the police.
Dressed in white shirts with an inscription ‘Say no to cultism,’ the members promised not to return to crime if the government provided jobs for them.
The event was held at the secretariat of the Ijede Local Council Development Area.
Ibrahim, an artisan and a National Diploma holder, stated that he and others decided to quit cultism after counselling by some community leaders.