Cultists

Cultism: The menace scaring Awka people from their palatial homes

Cultism: The menace scaring Awka people from their palatial homes

By Vincent Ujumadu Cult-related killings have become a new normal in most of the villages that make up Awka community, the capital of Anambra State, such that many residents of the city, particularly the elites, now abandon their palatial homes to check into hotels at night. In the past five years, it had become a […]
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Suspected cultists behead student in Ilorin

Suspected cultists behead student in Ilorin

By Demola Akinyemi Suspected cultists have killed a student of Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin simply identified as Olawale. The head of Olawale which was cut off elsewhere by the suspected cultists was kept in a black nylon bag and dropped in the Challenge area of Ilorin. Olawale who was a student of Kwara State Polytechnic […]

Police warn cultists planning 7/7 anniversary in Osun

Police warn cultists planning 7/7 anniversary in Osun

The Police Command in Osun on Tuesday said it would clamp down on cult members planning to mark July 7 (known as 7/7) in the state with any form of gathering or celebration. The command’s Spokesperson, SP Yemisi Opalola, in a statement in Osogbo warned against unlawful gathering or assembly that could jeopardise the peace […]

Epe community in Lagos state lives in fear of cultists

Epe community in Lagos state lives in fear of cultists

Epe residents on Sunday urged Lagos state government and security agencies to assist in ridding the area of cultists who regularly unleashed mayhem in the community. Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), many lamented heinous crimes committed by the cultists either through gang wars or through brigandage. Mr Tunde Oluwo, a youth leader, […]

Delta police command’s war against kidnapping, cultism

Delta police command’s war against kidnapping, cultism

•132 cultists, kidnap, robbery suspects arrested •Seven kidnap suspects killed, policemen injured in crossfire •Nine kidnap victims rescued By Evelyn Usman In a move to nip activities of kidnappers, cultists, and other criminals in the bud, the Delta State Police Command has rejigged its crime-fighting strategies. Kidnap and killing in different communities in the state […]

Cultists hold Ikere-Ekiti by the jugular: 6 dead, several wounded; Police arrest 45

Cultists hold Ikere-Ekiti by the jugular: 6 dead, several wounded; Police arrest 45

By Rotimi Ojomoyela IKERE-Ekiti, reputed to be home to the largest numbers of professors in Ekiti State, is also the second-largest town in Ekiti State, with a population of 147, 355 (2006 census), second only to Ado-Ekiti, the State Capital, has been in the news recently for the wrong reasons. Precisely six months ago, the […]