SNPF condemns cult clashes in Anambra, other southern states


By Victor Nwegede

The leadership of the Southern Nigeria People's Forum, SNPF, has in entirety condemned the bizzare cult clashes repeatedly witnessed in Anambra State and other southern parts of Nigeria these days.

This was contained in a statement issued and made available to newsmen on Saturday by the National President of Southern Nigeria People's Forum,  Comrade Eriacy Confidence Oba.

According to the statement, "the leadership of Southern Nigeria People's Forum, a pan Southern Nigeria organization dedicated to promoting the interest and people of the region and committed to fostering unity and peaceful coexistence amongst its people, condemns in strong terms the renewed violent clashes in Awka the Anambra State capital and other parts of the region resulting in the gruesome killings of youths by rival cult groups. 

"The organization also frowns at the alleged killings of southerners in Oyigbo, Rivers State few days ago and other violent crimes perpetrated in the region by men in uniform and hoodlums. It is quite  unfortunate and regrettable that, instead of joining their efforts with the Government and people of their respective states to help the region recover from the shock and hardship brought about by the outbreak of corona virus pandemic and the wanton destruction of lives and properties that followed the hijacked #EndSARS protest, some of our youths have rather resorted to maiming and killing of one another in the name of cultism."

It further advised that youth to desist cult activities and other social vices in considering the adverse effects to them and the society as well; urging government to beef up security in the region.

"Our youths should understand that such anti social activities are not only aberrant to the development and growth of the region but disastrous to their lives and future. We therefore call on the youths to desist from cultism, rape, kidnapping and other social vices capable of putting their lives and families in jeopardy. We also call on parents and the Government to hurriedly provide employment opportunities for the youths in view to addressing the high rate of crimes in the region as most of the youths engaged in such criminal activities as a result of unemployment, poverty, hunger and other economic frustrations.

"We also urge the government to beef up security in the region, deploy their men to halt the inter cult clashes in Anambra as well as investigate the killings of our people in Oyigbo, Rivers State."


Post a Comment

Previous Post Next Post