Ozo Ray, Awka
The Nigeria Police in collaboration with Campus Cult Eradication Foundation have jointly embarked on the eradication of cultism from tertiary institutions in the country .
This drive towards eliminating anti-social behaviours among youngsters is championed by the police inspector-general whose regime seeks to rehabilitate as well as reintegrate them into the society as better citizens .
Speaking with newsmen at the police command Awka during the parade of 35 ex-cultists who renounced their membership of various confraternities at the weekend, Anambra state police commissioner CP Sam Okaula said that crime does not pay and that the youngsters have voluntarily renounced their membership of cult groups and they will undergo a rehabilitation process .
Okaula however assured that the police will not allow them fall into any danger since they renounced on their own volition . The police boss said others who still indulge in cult activities , should come out from their hideouts and say no to cultism .
National Coordinator Campus Cult Eradication Foundation Mr.Samuel Ejembi who disclosed that he practised cultism for 16 years before he renounced , said that the Police IG made it categorically clear that any person who voluntarily rejects cultism as well as other anti-social activities , will be protected and rehabilitated and also given jobs .
Ejembi further disclosed that Anambra state is the 9th state where his foundation has fished out cult members and persuaded them to renounce their memberships . According to him, 53 cult members renounced in Benue, 60 renounced in Cross River, 40 in Abakaliki while 35 cult members denounced their membership in Anambra