The Inspector General of Police, MOHAMMED ADAMU has taken campaign against cultism and other social vises to primary and secondary schools as part of efforts to curbing insecurity and other criminal activities in the society.
The Commander of Anti-Cultism in Elele Unit which covers five Local Government Areas, YUSUF IDI who delivered the message of the IGP at the campaign in a model primary school in Igwuruta in Ikwerre Area said the essence of the campaign is to catch them young.
IDI who is a Deputy Superintendent of Police said the recent campaign because necessary following latest investigation that reveals that sixty to seventy percent of those involved in cultism had their initiation in primary schools.
DSP IDI while highlighting the dangers of cultism and other social vises, encouraged the school children not to give ears to anyone who may want to lure them into cultism but should report such individuals to parents, teachers and police officers.
Some Traditional Rulers who were present at the event including the Igwuruta Chairman Council of Traditional rulers, Chief ERNEST WOSU and Chief ANTHONY NYENCHE commended the Nigerian police for the sensitization and urged the students to take seriously the campaign to become good and better citizens of the society.
On his path, the Supervisory Director of Universal Basic Education in Ikwerre Local Government, ADOLPHUS UMESI who spoke on behalf of the schools also commended the organizers of the programme and promised to ensure that the campaign gets to all the schools in the state.
Our correspondent reports that a book titled, Say No to Cultism and Become Champion were presented to all students of government schools in Igwuruta community in the presence of Traditional ruler’s youths leaders and non-governmental organizations.