Cult attack in UNIUYO: A'Ibom govt vows to deal with cultists

Cult attack in UNIUYO: A'Ibom govt vows to deal with cultists

- Governor Udom Emmanuel has frowned at the activities of cultists in Akwa Ibom state

- The governor, therefore, warned that any student caught in act of cultism in the University of Uyo will face hard times

- Governor Emmanuel noted that the activities of cultists have endangered the lives of affected female students

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom has warned that any student caught in act of cultism in the University of Uyo will face hard times in line with the law prohibiting the act in the state.

Governor Emmanuel stated this at Victory Chapel, a church on the town campus of the university, stressing that the law banning cultism was still in force in the state.

The governor frowned at the recent cases of cult activities on the campus which he noted have endangered the lives of the affected female students.

He emphasized government's commitment to protect citizens of the state against hoodlums parading themselves as cultists.

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He warned those involved in cultism on the campus to desist forthwith, advising those who have inkling for gangsterism and criminality to note that they were on the path of destruction.

While congratulating the vice chancellor of the university and his management team for their commitment to maintaining quality education, Governor Emmanuel implored the university authority to do everything within its powers to raise graduates who will fit into the changing world of work.

He then announced a donation of twenty million naira for the building of the chapel on the campus.

The vice chancellor of the university, Prof Enefiok Essien expressed gratitude to the governor for demonstrating that he is a father by visiting the institution in the wake of the repeated criminal invasion of students' hostel and thanked him for his good pieces of advice to the university community.

Two months ago, the police command in Anambra said it had arrested 95 suspected cultists in different areas of the state.

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The command’s police public relations officer, Haruna Mohammed, a Superintendent of Police, disclosed this in a statement in Awka on Sunday, May 12, and said that the suspects were nabbed between May 4 and Saturday, May 11.

Mohammed said the arrests were result of intensive raids on criminal hideouts in various communities carried out by the command’s Special Anti-Cult Unit (SPACS) to stem the tide of cultism in the state.

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