Over 50 Youths Take Oath, Renounce Cultism In Ogoni
More than 50 youths in Luebe Community of Ogoniland, Khana Local Government Area on Saturday took oath to denounce cultism and membership of different cult groups.
In his goodwill message, Executive Chairman of Khana Local Government Council, Dr. Thomas Bariere expressed appreciation for the peace initiative championed by the Luebe Peace Committee.
He assured the people that as long as he remains Council Chairman, he will keep doing what is right, adding that the peace initiated in Luebe community would be sustained.
Reiterating his commitment to ending insecurity in Khana, Bariere said: “I swore an oath to Khana people to protect lives and properties, and I intend to keep that promise at all cost, I honoured this call today because the peace committee of Luebe had informed me that some youths who were known cultist had voluntarily decided to embrace peace.
“We have been preaching peace all over Khana since we came into office, and today l applaud the peace process taking place in Luebe community.”
National Network observed that the oath was administered on the repentant youths by the Chief Priests of the community’s deity.
It will be recalled that similar exercises had been conducted for “repentant” cultists in the past, but sadly, most the youths usually returned to their old ways because of what they perceived as lack of proper rehabilitation and reward system after they abandoned cultism and crimes associated with it.