Why Cultism Thrives in University Campuses, Says Police Chief


The Sango-Ota Area Commander, an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Mr Monday Agbonika, has explained that cultism and cultists continue to thrive in higher institution campuses because policemen are never allowed to enter campuses.

This was even as he stated that cultists use different tricks to initiate young people.

Agbonika spoke at the Police Officers’ Mess, GRA Ikeja, during a one-day seminar tagged, “The Nigerian Youth and Cultism Today.”

The seminar, which was organised by Juliana Francis, Crime Editor of the New Telegraph under the umbrella of Youthslens Movement of Nigeria (YLMN), had in attendance secondary school students from Fly High Secondary School, Ketu Mile 12 and Covet the Redeemer Secondary School, Akesan, LASU/Isheri.

Other schools in attendance are Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Abia State University, Yaba College of Education, University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU), amongst others.

Lagos State Police Command, United Bank African (UBA) and Nigerian Bottling Company supported the seminar.

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