Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Eleme LG Chairman Grant Pardon To Cultists

Pardon has been granted to cultists that were involved in the killings of Ebubu community after they submitted weapons to the Peace and Reconciliation Committee.

The Chairman of Eleme Local Government Council in Rivers State, Hon. Orji Ngofa, granted the pardon during a thanksgiving service held at Assemblies of Christ World-Wide Church.

He said the cultists were given pardon in a bid to allow peace to reign in the community, adding they submitted over 24 weapons and ammunition including AK 47 rifle to the committee.

The chairman said that in an effort to rehabilitate the former cultists, that his administration will engage them in activities that will benefit them and also provide employment for the successful ones that would scale through the training that would be provided.

He however, warned youths of the area to desist from acts of cultism and other criminal activities, stressing that such acts will only bring disunity and lawlessness in the community.

Speaking to some of the former cultist, they said they were happy with the pardon and the opportunity the chairman has given them to turn a new leaf while promising to ensure that they would do all in their power to bring back peace and unity in the local government area.

The President of Ebubu Youth Council, Mr. Atonse Obari Oginja said he will work to ensure the eradication of Cultism in the area and initiate ventures that will benefit them.
He promised to partner and liaise with the Local Government Council to ensure Youths of the area stay away from cultism and put in place mechanism that will sustain long lasting peace in the area.

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