Ekiti students protest cultism in Nigeria

Students across all tertiary institutions in Ekiti State on Monday, held a peaceful protest against cultism, kidnapping and sexual harrassment in the state.

The students the aegis of the National Association of Nigerian Students, Joint Campus Committee(NANS/JCC, were drawn from the Ekiti State University, Federal University, Oye Ekiti, Federal Polytechnics, Ado Ekiti and other affiliated schools.

They match, christened ‘Walk Against Cultism’, kicked off from the popular Old garage through Okeyinmi to Fajuyi Park, where the Chairman of NANS/JCC, Ekiti axis, Comrade Felix Olanrewaju addressed the students.

Olanrewaju regretted the carnages being experienced in some campuses through the activities of murderous cult groups, especially the gruesome murder of six youths in Ikere Ekiti, on Sunday, April 18, 2021, during a cult clash.

Olanrewaju added that the NANS was battle-ready to stop the shedding of innocent blood on campuses, to restore sanity into the system.

He said: “Joining cultists seems to be a good option for some Nigerian students. But as students, whose mindset is configured to achieving a goal. Cultism is not an option, cultism will add no value to life, rather it reduces the quality of one’s life.

“One of the major disasters that should be avoided in a student’s life is cultism. The consequences of cultism include the threat to peace on campuses and society, sexual harassment like rape and all sort of sexual crimes, incessant killings, drug abuse, kidnapping and all sorts of violence.

“We are informing our parents to advise their children and we are asking students to desist from these ungodly groups that can truncate their lives at the prime.

“Today, NANS JCC walks against the shedding of blood, brutal killings, sexual harassment and all sorts of violence”, he stated.

The NANS General Secretary in the axis, Comrade Sikiru Aderibigbe said the peaceful protest was part of the NANS’ mandate to add value to the lives of Ekiti students and campuses.

“We invite all Nigerian students in Ekiti to join NANS to tackle and defeat cultism. Together we shall put an end to cultists’ brutality”.

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