Legal Nigeria

UNIZIK students (65) renounce cultism

No fewer than 65 students of Nnamdi Aziki­we University, Awka renounced cultism at the weekend.
The students, including males and females, who belonged to various cult groups on campus trooped out to answer an altar call made by a visiting priest, Rev. Father Obinna Obayi, who was in the institution for a revival prayer session.
Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Joseph Ah­aneku, said he decided to organise the prayer session to help redeem some of the students, who had long de­railed, despite being sent to study by their parents.
During the prayer ses­sion, 44 of the students said to be members of secret cults answered the call to renounce their faith.
The officiating priest said the exercise, which saw some of those who had re­fused to heed the call crying and rolling on the ground in the arena, was enough tes­timony that no one could hide from God.
Advising the repentant cultists, the vice chancellor urged them to make their academic pursuit the pri­mary reason for being in the institution.
Ahaneku sounded a note of warning to students who were still members of cult groups to surrender them­selves to the authority with­in seven days or be ready to face disciplinary action.
In an interview with jour­nalists, Ahaneku said the warning became necessary because of other students of the institution who still belonged to cult groups and were not at the session, who may think they had gone scot free, saying the warning was to avail them time before a crack down would begin.
Credit : The Sun