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 Campus Cults, Nigeria

Nigeria’s so-called Campus Cults are criminal gangs usually — but not exclusively — operating in and around the country’s colleges.

Monday June 28, 2010
Campus Cults, NigeriaRNB's Religion News Blog:
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.

Wednesday January 3, 2007
Campus Cults, Nigeria:
Over 500 cultists in Ogun State who renounced their membership of various confraternities have been rehabilitated and gainfully employed, courtesy of Ogun State government.

Wednesday December 20, 2006
Campus Cults, Nigeria:
Seven members of Nigerian cult were sentenced to death by hanging over the murder of an Islamic scholar.

Tuesday June 13, 2006
Campus Cults, Nigeria:
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.

Wednesday June 29, 2005
Campus Cults, Nigeria:
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 come to pass?

Wednesday May 4, 2005
Campus Cults, Nigeria:
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.

Wednesday April 20, 2005
Campus Cults, Nigeria:
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".

Wednesday March 9, 2005
Campus Cults, Nigeria:
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.

Monday September 6, 2004
Campus Cults, Nigeria:
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.

Campus Cults, Nigeria:
RIVERS State governor, Dr. Peter Odili, yesterday sacked the state executive council (exco), over worsening security situation in the state.

Monday August 30, 2004
Campus Cults, Nigeria:
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.

Tuesday June 29, 2004
Campus Cults, Nigeria:
The resurgence of secret cult activities in the nations 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 hell constantly let loose in an otherwise serene environment will be stating the obvious.

Wednesday June 23, 2004
Campus Cults, Nigeria:
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 Monday night. The three new corpses of students were reportedly discovered at the Agric area of the campus, Abadina and Benue road of the institution.

Thursday May 13, 2004
Campus Cults, Nigeria:
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 by students such as truancy, stealing, hooliganism, examination malpractice, sexual immoralities and cultism among others are all destructive to the educational system.

Sunday April 25, 2004
Campus Cults, Nigeria:
Omoyele Sowore's attackers wore red baseball hats and covered their faces.

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