248 people abandon cult practices
The National Coordinator, Campus Cult Eradication Foundation (CCEF), Mr. Samuel Ejembi has revealed on Thursday March 9, 2017 at a stakeholders’ meeting with Chief Security Officers (CSOs) and Deans of Students Affairs of all tertiary institutions in Oyo state, that about 248 persons are ready to renounce their membership of various campus cultists’ groups in different tertiary institutions in the State.
Ejembi noted that 115 among the 248 persons that want to renounce campus cultism are not students, while the remaining 133 comprises both male and female students.
He further, said that CCEF had earlier taken the anti-cultism campaign to 13 states of the federation before coming to Oyo state.
Ejembi stated that approximately 14,000 students and non-students have renounced their membership of cultists’ groups with the support of the I-GP, adding that the renunciation will hold within the next 10 days.
Ejembi disclosed that he was a cultist for 13 years and pointed out that non-student cultists “are usually used as accomplices for robbery, kidnapping, drug dealing, thuggery and other vices.
He described cultism as a deadly menace and also a threat to any security in a state that destroys the lives of innocent Nigerians directly or indirectly and renders them hopeless.
“I will advise leaders of all tertiary institutions in Oyo state to try and assist the police in creating awareness about cultism.”
Ejembi noted that the heartbeat of any nation is the youth because they are the leaders for tomorrow.
He stated that the foundation and the Nigeria Police Force have been and would continue to rehabilitate cultists that have renounced or that want to renounce their membership of the groups they belong.