The Edo State Commissioner of Police, Mr Chris Ezike, has warned cultists in the state to renounce their membership of any cult groups threatening that no one will be spared in the clampdown on cultism.
While addressing Journalists in Benin City, yesterday, Ezike, also warned parents to refrain from self-denial when their children are caught in the act.
He, however, revealed that new cult groups are springing out by the day.
The Commissioner said the police are waiting to counsel any cultists who approach the State Police Command headquarters to renounce their memberships with the expectation that they will turn a new leaf, thereafter.
He noted that no harm will befall those that have renounced their cult membership, stressing that: “Cultism is a gaze into emptiness, a gaze into the wilderness.”
Ezike challenged traditional and religious leaders as well as institutions of higher learning to carry out researches on what drives cultism. Their findings, he maintained would further assist law enforcement in carrying out their duties.
He applauded individuals and organizations who are partnering with the police command, assuring that the war against cultism in the state will be strengthen.
“As a command we want to work strictly in line with the law, as a command we may not have all the powers, there may be some that are left in the hands of government. That is why we are asking others to come out, come out and renounce, let’s turn a new leaf.
“There is nothing at the end of the tunnel, no light, no food. Instead, what you have is destruction at end of the tunnel.
“I want to ask parents to stop indulging in self-denial; it will not solve the problem. Every parent will tell you his son is not a cultist including the ones their children are Capones.
“If you watch the segregation of the cultism body you will discover that new cult groups have entered the system, the secondary schools are not spared,” he reiterated.