CP Mustapha Dandaura Anambra Police
CP Mustapha Dandaura Anambra Police

Police Provide 7 Signs of Cultism Among Youths
“7 Signs that show your child is tending towards cultism.

Cultism is an evil act that leads to a lot of evil like death, it is now very common in our society and children are not left out in the act. Cultist groups are everywhere in primary schools, secondary schools, and tertiary institutions. Males are not the only ones involved in cultism as we see in our society that females are also practicing the act.

Some join the group willingly and some are pressurized into joining cult groups for so many reasons. Early detection of a child’s engagement in cultism can help stop the full involvement of that child in the evil act and also save the life of the child from impending dangers that lies ahead.

Below are the signs you should watch out for to save your child from joining cultism:

New friends
Bad friends contribute a lot to joining cultism. Try to know the friends your child goes out with most times, find out their details and find out where they hang out. Doing this will help you to be sure your child is not in the company of friends that are cultist because sooner or later the child may join them in their evil acts.

If your son or daughter is the jovial type that loves keeping company but suddenly starts keeping to him or herself watch out. This is very common among some cultists as they love to be alone.

You can do a check on the type of music your child has gotten newly and loves listening to over and over again. Some of these songs are fraternity songs containing their chants and anthems. Most parents are not aware of the songs their children listen to but it is very important to know the lyrics of the song your children listen to.

Smoking/ Anger
Some parents are not aware that their children smoke under their roofs even in their private rooms. Check your children’s rooms when they are not around and do it into detail, checking every corner in the room. You can also check the fingers or lips of the child to see any strange darkening. If your child gets angry at the slightest provocation that is not usual with the child, it can be a sign.

Take note of your child if he or she has suddenly fallen in love with a particular color. For example, the child can wear a color for a week or can’t do without the color in any form of dressing. This can be a danger signal you need to look into.

Difficulty in exposing the body:
Cultists don’t like to expose their body especially the back because they have some wounds they don’t like to expose to people around them. Watch if your child suddenly finds it hard to undress in your presence or goes to the bathroom with clothes on and come out of the bathroom.

Late nights
If your child has started keeping late nights, it can be a sign that he or she has joined the wrong people.

Take note that the above points may have other reasons apart from cultism, so, you must not be hasty in your decision but give time to confirm your conclusion. If you are sure that your child has joined any of the cult groups, take it easy and try not to use force as the child could go wild.

Another thing to do is to ask questions when you notice any strange behavior in your child but ask the questions without raising any suspicion as cultist are very sensitive and If they find out they are suspected they can run away or harm the person.”

Vandal Electrocuted in Anambra

Today 23/06 2019 at about 7:am there was a report at Aguata Police Station through the vigilante commander Ezinifite that a suspected cable vandal whose identity is yet to be ascertained wanted to vandalize one of their EEDC transformer installation at Ezinifite but luck ran out of him as the armoured cable he was trying to steal exploded and electrocuted him instantly.

2. Police patrol team led by the DPO Aguata division SP Ayeni Oluwadare visited the scene of the incident and rushed the victim to the General hospital Aguata were he was confirmed dead on arrival by the Medical doctor.

3. Meanwhile, the EEDC office was contacted, corpse photographed and deposited at the hospital mortuary for autopsy.

4. Investigation is ongoing to ascertain true identity of the deceased and circumstances surrounding the incident.

SP Haruna Mohammed PPRO Anambra State Police Command,
For -Commissioner of Police Anambra State Command


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