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August 16, 2018

The Rise of Cultism

The rise of cultism

Cultism is rising among our youths and this is worrying.  The members live in our communities, attend our schools and colleges. Some are as young as 15 years or even less and are mostly boys. Sometimes, they are our sons who have finished school and have nothing to do. Some join these cults and gangs because of idleness, laziness or poverty, although it does them more harm than good in the end.   For some of them, it is a way of rebelling against authority or a society that has failed them. Sometimes it is also a way of feeling…

Eight killed as cultists turn Imo community to war zone

At least eight people have been killed after suspected cult members attacked Assa, in the Ohaji-Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State The victims were killed in a week-long attack, which started last Monday. Residents, who spoke with The Punch said they had deserted the community over fear of being killed by the cult members who were said to be fighting over oil deposit in the area. One of the slain victims was identified as 32-year-old Vitalis Walata. Walata’s relative, Kingsley Igwe, said: “The incident happened on Monday morning while he was on a visit. Those men attacked him at…

Blood bath in Egbema – Rival Cultists Clash

No fewer than four people are confirmed dead in Obiakpu Egbema where two rival cult groups clashed. On Sunday, June 13, 2014 two main cult groups – Degbam and Dewell, which have been contending for supremacy, collided, leaving on their trail, tears and blood. Virtually the entire village is sacked. The entire town looks like a ghost town with ninety percent of the people fleeing to neighboring towns and cities. Our reporters said the renewed cult war started at about 6am on Sunday, June 13 when a faction of the group invaded Obiakpu, with sophisticated weapons, shooting and killing.  When…

Cultists flog teachers with horse whip – Sack school

There was pandemonium, Tuesday at Uda Local Government Area of Delta State as youths suspected to be cultists, invaded Ovwian Secondary School, flogged teachers, shot into the air, sending both principal and teachers running for their dear lives. According to our source (The Sun), the miscreants numbering about 10, dressed in black outfit with their faces fully covered emerged from the bush, shot sporadically into the air, flogged the teachers with horse whips and subjected them to series of torture. The alleged cultists whose ages ranged from 18 to 25 also carted away valuables such as mobile phones, unspecified amount…