Aba residents raise alarm over rise of street cult activities



Residents of Obohia in Aba South Local Government Area of the commercial hub of Abia State have raised alarm over the increasing activities of some youths who they identified as members of street cults sprouting up in their area.

Some residents of Obohia who spoke to The Nation Wednesday stated that the activities of the youths within the age bracket of 12-30 and above was posing great threat to lives and property in Aba South.

They attributed the activities of these cult groups to the reason why crime was high within Aba North and South LGAs respectively.

Investigation by our reporter reveals that the teenagers mostly primary and secondary school pupils were being initiated and indoctrinated into the cult group by the older ones especially members of secret cult groups of various higher institutions across the country.

It was gathered that their recruitment takes place on the street while initiation was usually done in the bush with full compliments like their parent bodies.

A source told our reporter that the cult groups rotate their meetings between Aba North and South LGA where they equally had roots.

A parent who spoke anonymously stated that the situation has become worrisome that parents now live in fears and could not punish their children as any such parent risks being dealt with by the group members.

“The situation is bad that some of us cannot talk to our children without facing challenge from them (children) or being warned by their group members,” a parent stated.

A source who gave his name as Chiboy told our correspondent that the activities of the street cultists has led to high rate of criminal activities in the area including unreported cases of rape amongst other anti-societal activities.

Chiboy and other respondents however appealed to security agencies to spread their tentacles in their area especially in Primary Schools and abandoned buildings which they stated serves as a safe haven for the cult groups.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, Geoffrey Ogbonna could not be reached at the time of this report, but a senior Police Officer in Aba Area Command promised that the police and other security agencies would collaborate to see how they would address the situation.



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