A lecturer at the University of calabar has been killed in a cult clash at the University Staff quarters this is said to be the 5th death in a week since the Cult clash started in calabar.
“The incidents are very sad and unfortunate. My opinion is very simple; the government is on top of the matter, the appropriate agencies that safeguard the lives and property of the people of the State are on top of the matter.
As I am talking to you now, it is a pity that there is a little that government can do, because when you are policing people at region A and those at region B are striking, causing havoc.
The governor or the government of the day is not the one that forces people to join cults; some of them were members for over 20 or 30 years. Like the Doctor, till he joined the fraternity the governor was not there, but Prof Ayade is doing everything possible to solve the problem
We know them, let our people tell them about the danger of belonging to these groups. My personal plan is to start a sensitisation program where we will re-introduce religious fellowship in Schools, be it Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Institutions.
We are going to affiliate Schools with existing churches, a particular church will cater for three schools and they will go in during break hours and teach the students. I will also ensure that cultism and the danger following it are part of the curriculum in schools so that people will begin to learn
The only thing we want to do is to block those who are not members yet
The recent clash is between Klanx and Black Axe. We are not relaxing, we have alerted the Police, DSS, Civil Defence, Army and other security agencies and they are on top of the matter. Most of these things happened when this government was not in existence; some members have been there for thirty years and very soon everything will be normal”.
There have been some other cases of murder earlier which makes this the fifth death in a week.