No less than 557 youths have disavowed membership of cult groups in Bodo and other communities in Gokona Local Government Area of Rivers state, IgbereTV reports.
The repentant cultists surrendered their weapons and charms to the police during the disarmament programme held at Apostolice Field in Bodo.
The programme which began on December 3, followed an intensive military operation in Bodo by the Chairman of Gokana, Hon Paul Vidag Kobani led by the Bori Divisional Officer in collaboration with other sister security agencies in Gokana.
Fire up. Father Abel Abulu, the Parish cleric of Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church in Bodo, who encouraged the program, communicated satisfaction that the adolescent understood the need to alter their way of life and grasp harmony.
“The entire image of Christ as model of compromise is the message that this activity embraces and that is the thing that we have done,” said the cleric.
Talking at the occasion, the state Commissioner of Police, Joseph Mukan, asked the adolescent to oppose any impulse to re-visitation of wrongdoing or be prepared to confront the law.
“We are attempting to check whether they have really atoned so we can perceive how they will be restored and conceivably, we will speak to the public authority to give them pardon so they can be reintegrated into the general public. Yet, above all else, we simply need to screen them to be certain that really they have apologized.” Mukan said.
In his discourse, Gokana gathering chief, Hon. Paul Vidag Kobani, anyway cautioned that the earnestness with respect to the individuals who gave up their arms is the thing that will either approve or refute the cycle as the security organizations will do careful confirmation before the public authority will think about the supplication for pardon.
He reminded the individuals who felt the cycle was a simple celebration to redirect public consideration from their accursed exercises to reconsider as there won’t be another window of apology for them in the event that they neglect to completely use the open door given to them on a platter of gold.
Kobani said the individuals who have condemned cultism can not be given any unique treatment at the burden of adolescents who have carried on with a noteworthy life as that will send some unacceptable some unacceptable message to bigger society of individuals who didn’t get arms against the individuals under any appearance.
The LG manager likewise expressed that administration can’t be found in support or consolation of cultism and all things considered, can not give any type of extraordinary treatment straightforwardly or by implication. He anyway guaranteed that the individuals who are really humble will be considered however not over the individuals who have lived right.