Politics: Ogoni Community leaders give cultists 14 days ultimatum to surrender

Amidst high rate of killings and insecurity, the Leaders of Ogoni communities have read a riot act to cult groups, as well as leaders and monarch who are aiding their criminal activities.

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Ogoni elders
Ogoni elders

Amidst high rate of killings and insecurity, the Leaders of Ogoni communities have read a riot act to cult groups, as well as leaders and monarch who are aiding their criminal activities.

The Ogoni leaders from Khana, Gokana, Tai and Eleme Local Government Areas (LGAs) made their position known in a communiqué issued after a meeting held in Tai LGA, Rivers State.

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The leaders expressed sadness at the level of insecurity in the area, just as they condemned the spare of killings.

The communiqué read: “Having reviewed the current deteriorating security situation in Ogoniland, we express profound sadness over and wholeheartedly condemn the spate of killings, cases of cult wars and other criminal activities in parts of Ogoni, especially in Khana LGA, that have created a deep sense of insecurity,

“We hereby warn all those involved in such activities to put an end to such activities forthwith and surrender their arms and all instruments of violence and subject themselves to traditional oaths in their respective communities within 14 days.

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“At the expiration of the 14 days, any person who fails to abide by the decision should be declared an enemy of the people and treated as such.”

They also stated that leaders of the communities that “harbour these criminals or host their camp or fail to administer the traditional oaths on their subjects or fail to expose the identities of perpetrators of these crimes, would not only be deposed, but treated as accomplices”.

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