President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, ordered the authority of the Nigeria Police Force, Ogun State command and other security agencies to stop cult killings in the State.
Buhari specifically called for an end to the murders, kidnappings and sexual assault by rival cult groups against their opponents which have spiralled in states, Ogun State in particular.
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Daily Trust had reported that the clashes between the Eiye and Aiye cult groups have persisted, lasting for over a week, following the killing of key leaders of both groups.
Reacting to the development in a statement signed by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, the President stressed that he was worried about the renewed cult violence, with Ogun state as the new battlefront.
He said that the police and other law enforcement agencies must confront head-on, groups seeking to destroy peace and bring disorder before they gain strength.
“What should frighten us is that the deadly cult groups are increasingly attracting lonely, anxious, troubled youth who they trap in unorthodox social practices.
“Parents and religious leaders must come to grasp what is going on and halt the radicalization of our youth,” Shehu quoted the President as having said.