The Nigeria Police Force has issued a stern warning to the public to watch their movements around certain areas across the country which they regard as black spots where ritual killers operate.
The police in a statement identified spots prowled by ritual killers to include Ota, Lambe and Mowe, all in Ogun State.
In Lagos State, the police identified Ikorodu, the bridge linking Abiola Gardens with Otedola Estate, Isheri Olowo-Ira under bridge, and Toyota bus stop on Apapa/Oshodi Expressway.
Other places identified by the police as ritual killers’ haven are: Water front of River Niger in Onitsha, Anambra State and Isiala-Ngwa, Abia State both in the southeast region of Nigeria as well as Igwurita, Rumuokoro in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
In the North-central zone, people are warned to beware of Ilorin/Oro road in Kwara State and Lokoja-Abuja Expressway in Kogi State.
The danger zones in Kaduna State are: Kaduna Eastern By-Pass, the bank of River Kaduna, Kaduna/Abuja Expressway, Abuja Motor Park in Kaduna, Kano Motor road in Kaduna and the Railway tracks also in Kaduna. The list is not exhaustive, though these are areas with high incidence of ritual killings.
The police have advised Nigerians to ensure they are never alone in these black spots, or avoid them if possible. [PMN]