Police to set up clubs in schools to eradicate cultism

The Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 11, Mr. Leye Oyebade, has said the police have concluded arrangements to set up police clubs in secondary schools in the zone.

The AIG said the plan to set up the clubs was to eradicate cultism among the secondary school pupils in the zone.

Oyebade said this on Wednesday at an interactive session with stakeholders at the Police Officers Mess in Akure, the Ondo State capital.

The police boss, who blamed some parents for lack of adequate care for their children, said there was a need for all stakeholders to support the police to stop cultism.

He said, “We are ready to form police clubs in our schools for the pupils to join in order to address the issue of cultism among our young ones. The police will begin to visit schools to educate pupils on the issue of security and the danger of joining cult groups.

“We want to appeal to our parents to be watchful of their children. The family has so much to do in the upbringing of the children, so the parents should train their children and wards properly so as not to be influenced by peer pressure.”

The AIG, who urged the people to give the police commands in the zone useful information that could lead to the arrest of criminals, said such information would be treated with utmost confidentiality.

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