President Muhammadu Buhari has called on parents and religious leaders to caution their ward against the recent spate of murder, kidnappings and sexual assault by rival cult groups in Ogun State.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity, Garba Shehu, on Thursday in Abuja.
The president was reacting to reports reaching him on the renewed cult violence between the Eiye and Aiye cult groups which has persisted for over a week, following the killing of key leaders of both groups.
Buhari stated that the police and other law enforcement agencies must confront head-on, groups seeking to destroy peace and bring disorder before they gain strength.
The statement partly read, “What should frighten us is that the deadly cult groups are increasingly attracting lonely, anxious, troubled youth who they trap in unorthodox social practices. Parents and religious leaders must come to grasp what is going on and halt the radicalisation of our youth.”