Nigeria: Barely one month after
criminals and kidnappers were cursed by traditional worshippers in Benin City, the Edo State capital, secret cult leaders have pledged
to stop cult-related killings.
The cult leaders were said to have met with the Benin monarch, Oba Erediauwa, last week where they promised to stop killing of young cult members.
In Nigeria criminal gangs are usually referred to as cults
Over 500 cultists in Ogun State who renounced their membership of various confraternities have been rehabilitated and gainfully employed, courtesy of Ogun State government.
Seven members of Nigerian cult were sentenced to death by hanging over the murder of an Islamic scholar.
A suspected member of the German cult group of Okrika in Okrika local government area of Rivers State, one Daubiye Briggs has been arrested by the police at Trans-Amadi Industrial Area, Port Harcourt. The suspect was arrested with the help of some youths of Okujagu community in Okrika Local Government Area when he was identified […]
Fifty years ago, Nobel prize-winning writer Wole Soyinka formed a university society with his friends. This month, in a report for Channel 4 News, he returned to Nigeria to find his alma mater being exorcised – part of a national clampdown on the copycat ‘cults’ blamed for a series of campus atrocities. How has this […]
Rival cult wars in Edo State tertiary institutions have taken a frightening dimension following the abduction and beheading of Mr. Osawe Igbinoba, a final year student of the College of Education, Ekiadolor by suspected cultists. Apparently not done with their victim, the cultists burnt his head and deposited it at the school gate last Monday […]
If students at British universities are “freshers” or “finalists”, their counterparts in Nigeria are members of the “Black Bras”, the “Black Axes” or the “Pyrates”. But there the similarity ends. While British students are struggling to pay tuition fees, their Nigerian counterparts are risking death in violent clashes between rival university cults steeped in black […]
LAGOS, March 8 (Reuters) – At least nine students have been killed in fighting between rival campus gangs in southwestern Nigeria in the last four days, police said on Tuesday. One student was killed on Monday at the Ambrose Alli University in Edo state. Three others were shot or hacked to death on Sunday in […]
Anti-cultism crusade at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan over the weekend yielded fruits as no fewer than 10 students renounced their membership of various secret cults. The symbolic ceremony, which took place at the Lady Bank Anthony Hall of the university, was attended by a large gathering of students. Although the ceremony was meant to […]
RIVERS State governor, Dr. Peter Odili, yesterday sacked the state executive council (exco), over worsening security situation in the state. The governor’s shocking action came just as another 18 persons might have been killed by gun-totting “cultists” in the state capital, Port Harcourt, Tuesday night. Already a joint military/police task force is now patrolling Port […]
The fire of cult terrorism on the campuses which smouldered for about one year, after the half-hearted spray of cult antidote by the Federal Government in 1999, has steadily intensified and burst into flames once more. In the first two weeks of August, this year, 33 students of three universities were brutally murdered in cultic […]
The resurgence of secret cult activities in the nation’s tertiary institutions hasagain,brought to the fore trhe authorities’ inability to tame the monster. And it has continued to consume many students, who are the leaders of tomorrow, various cult groups have turned institutions of higher education to slaughter slabs, where innocent people are mindlessly murdered and […]
Death toll in the bloody clash that occurred at the University of Ibadan at the weekend between rival cult groups has increased to six as tension continued to mount on the university campus. It was learnt that three more bodies of students reportedly killed by the cultists were recovered within campus precincts between Sunday and […]
Cultism is of particular interest to me because it touches on one of the most frequently discussed problems in the education sector today. It is worthy of note that, indiscipline in schools is central to the factors which we can attribute the fast dwindling, declining and deteriorating standard. The various acts of indiscipline commonly perpetrated […]
Omoyele Sowore’s attackers wore red baseball hats and covered their faces. “Two of them followed me and pulled out their guns and forced me to walk back to their members,” he says. It was a well-coordinated attack. “Around 150 of them were running in my direction, shooting into the air, holding out knives and broken […]
The Rivers State Police Command has arrested 50 suspected cultists over recent killings in the state. Most of the killings took place along IIlabuchi/Timber streets in Diobu axis last Sunday. Four persons, including a six-year-old boy were shot dead by a suspected cult gang in the area. Campus Cults Nigeria’s so-called “Campus Cults” are criminal […]
Cult members in two Institutions last week engaged in a battle of supremacy, killing three. In Offa, the ancient town of Federal Polytechnic, Offa, cultists clashed leaving two students dead last Monday. According to sources, two rival cult groups had pursued themselves over a carry-over issue, meeting at Offa township where they clashed. The bone […]
BENIN CITYâ€”CULTISTS at the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Benin City, have written the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof Emmanuel Nwanze, threatening to assassinate him, members of his family and some principal officers of the university if they do not discontinue their onâ€“going attempts to fish out cultists in the institution and force them to […]
Rector of the Federal Polytechnic,Oko, Professor Uba Nwuba, has advised new intakes to shun cultism and examination malpractices if they must make a successful career in the school. Nwuba, who addressed no fewer than 7,000 fresh students of the polytechnic at the weekend, advised them to avoid and abhor cultism “as it was capable of […]