Desist from cult activities, Anambra Senator, others tell Awka residents 

The Senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial district, Sir Victor Umeh, Wednesday, urged the residents and natives of Awka and Okpuno in Awka South Local Government Area (LGA) to embrace ceasefire on cult war, crimes and criminalities.

Awka and its environs had been battling with cult war and other sundry crimes which had led not less than thirty persons to death since January to May, 2024.

Umeh, who spoke at Awka City security summit convened by the member representing Awka South 1 Constituency, Hon. Henry Mbachu, argued that insecurity was impeding the development of Awka capital city despite the presence of government house and other institutions.

Also speaking, the member representing Awka North and Awka South Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, Hon. Lilian Orogbu, reminded the capital city that if insecurity persists that it would turn Awka into a glorified village.

Contributing, the Archbishop of Province on the Niger and Anglican Bishop of Awka Diocese, Alexander Ibezim, represented by Canon Edwin Enemo and Mr Chukwudi Mougbo, identified poor parenting, drugs addiction, quest for power, lack of education and joblessness as among the reasons behind rise in insecurity in Awka.

On their parts, the Secretary, Ọzọ titled holders society in Awka, Ọzọ Ndụ Nwakalor, said they have already ruled out that any of their members whoever acts as witness or supporter to a cultist would be banned and excommunicated forever. 

Earlier, the convener and member representing Awka South 1 Constituency, Hon. Mbachu, explained that the summit was aimed at brainstorming on insecurity troubling the capital city with a view to proffering lasting solutions to it.