Category: Campus Cults, Nigeria

Edo secret cult leaders promise to end killings

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.

Suspected member of German cult nabbed

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 with the mark on his back skin. A police source said the suspect had been the brain behind some acts of lawlessness and attacking of policemen as well as military personnel within Port Harcourt and its environs. The source said when he was arrested and

A dream perverted

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? Imagine a solemn procession of academics treading its way between the manicured lawns of a university campus. They are in mufti, so it is not really an academic procession. One figure, however – he appears to be their leader – is dressed

Cultists Behead Abducted Student

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 to the consternation of students and staff. Campus Cults Nigeria’s so-called “Campus Cults” are criminal gangs usually operating in and around the country’s colleges. In a swift reaction to the bizarre incident the state police command deployed a combined team of soldiers and policemen to

War of the black magic cults brings death to Nigeria’s universities

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 magic. “They indulge in all sorts of violent activities – killing, rape, extortion, theft,” said Emmanuel Chege, a 24 year-old botany student at Ambrose Ali university in the town of Ekpoma. Campus Cults Nigeria’s so-called “Campus Cults” are criminal gangs usually operating in and around

At least 9 die in Nigerian campus gang fighting

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 the latest outbreak of the tit-for-tat violence which has plagued Nigerian universities since the late 1980s. Campus Cults Nigeria’s so-called “Campus Cults” are criminal gangs usually operating in and around the country’s colleges. Five other students at the university, 75 km (45 miles) north of

10 UI Students Renounce Cultism

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 be a symposium on the effect of cultism on university graduate employment, an emotive speech by the Executive Director, National Orientation Agency (NOA), Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, moved the students to confession. The former cult members surrendered their arms and ammunition to the officiating religious leaders,

Cult Killings: Odili Sacks Exco – 18 More Murdered

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 Harcourt streets. Dr. Odili, who cut short his two-week annual vacation overseas to return to Port Harcourt, Wednesdays directed all his commissioners and the Secretary to State Government (SSG) to immediately hand over to their permanent secretaries. The “Garden City” had woken up yesterday to