Fidelity bank card banner Camano banner

Over 1,000 cult members renounce membership in Ebonyi •Say we’re now ‘born-again’

By Egbo Grace, Abakaliki on 20/07/2019

Views: 413

•Ebonyi State Governor Umahi
•Ebonyi State Governor Umahi

Over one thousand cult members operating and causing havoc in Ebonyi State said they had given their lives to Christ as they renounced membership of cult groups.

Their decision came after the state Governor David Umahi and traditional rulers of Ezza Ezekuna gave a seven-day grace to them to denounce their membership or face generation curses.

The Special Assistant to Ebonyi State Government on Internal Security, Hon. Saint Nchekube Anako, made this known in an interview with Tribune Online, on Thursday, while debunking the rumour that the state Governor David Umahi still appoints cult members in his cabinet.

According to him, the vision of the governor is to make Ebonyi State the best state in Nigeria in term of security.

His words: “Before we were inaugurated, there were activities of cultism in the state, shooting here and there. The governor determined to flush cultism out of the state, and engaged four Special Assistants on security to collaborate with the security agencies to do all they can to make sure they stop this activity of cultism.

“Recently, so many people through the efforts of the governor have renounced their membership of cult groups, over 1,000 of them at Christ Embassy Church, and it is an ongoing process in many churches today. It is a thing of glory that people are renouncing cultism and giving their lives to Christ.

“I cannot believe that anybody from Ebonyi will accuse the governor of appointing cult members into his cabinet. I want it to be on record that so far so good, there is no Exco member selected so far that is a cultist because every appointee is screened and the governor did all he could to make sure that no cultist made his second-term cabinet,” Nchekube said.

He further noted that he, alongside other security colleagues, they have carried out campaigns against cultism to various secondary schools.

According to him, many that engaged in the activities did not join because they know what they are going to meet in the group, but out of ignorance.

He then described Umahi as highly passionate, and commended him for initiating the crusade to reach out to the leaders of tomorrow.

“The way cultism is celebrated here is not what it should be. Cultism is like a cankerworm that has eaten deep in the society and that is why the governor is determined to stop everything about cultism in the state.

“It is said that an uninformed generation is a lost generation. We have been visiting secondary schools in the state to educate them on the implication or risk of cultism so that they can disassociate themselves from it and this effort has yielded magnificent results because since a few weeks now, there has not been any shooting in the capital city.

“The reason of going to schools to preach against cultism is that without these youths the big ones cannot operate and that is what we are doing to uproot them from their roots by discouraging the young ones from being initiated.

Meanwhile, Nchekube called on investors to come and tap from the abundant mineral resources the state is blessed with. (Nigerian Tribune)

 

Source News Express

Posted 20/07/2019 05:39:42 AM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
International NGO, others donate N50m medical equipment to...

Nigeria’s judiciary among the best in the world:...

NASS leadership: APC stakeholders endorse Kalu, Onyejeocha

Agwai C’ttee submits report on Southern Kaduna killings...

Nigerian Army clears the air on video clip...

IPOB calls for election boycott, says it’s the...

Office assistant presents self as bank manager, dupes...

Nigeria will stop fuel importation, begin export by...

Anthony Joshua N1b richer after beating Parker in...

Troops arrest suspected kidnaper, armed bandit in Bauchi...

Anambra APC moves to rebrand party, improve electoral...

Nigeria Computer Society holds ICT ‘Whizkids’ competition for...

 

Latest News Zamfara mulls empowerment for repented bandits US researchers work on buildings that sense danger and react to save the occupants Deji Sasegbon resurrects with new publication The ugly side of revolution, By Bernard Balogun Indian spacecraft to land on Moon on Sept. 7 Ekweremadu, others conspired to kill me — Nnamdi Kanu How soldiers killed policemen, cut my handcuffs, set me free — Kidnap kingpin Wadume All set for inauguration of ministers EFCC investigation: No cause for alarm, says Ambode Activist slams N50bn suit on Anambra State Government, Police, revenue racketeers 2023: Shehu Sani makes case for Igbo Presidency Sowore planned to violently topple government — DSS

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (528,933 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (438,552 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (383,439 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (322,230 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (290,246 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (251,215 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (245,924 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (232,806 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (227,919 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (214,146 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (193,055 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (190,950 views)

 

CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (98) Business & Economy (4,396) Business Verdict (79) Columnists (1,094) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (215) Entertainment (647) Features (795) Global Business Monitor (420) ICT Monitor (58) International (3,850) Interview (198) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (166) Maggie's Blog (383) News (50,220) Opinion (1,327) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,323) Religion (1,085) Sports (2,133) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera