Anti-cultVolunteer Host Patron, Asaba
In a bid to ensure the security and safety of innocent citizens in communities, also promote youth partnership in preventing violent cult related activities and crime, Anticult Volunteer Corps has organised a stakeholders meeting to interface with the Patrons on the current security challenges facing the state.
Speaking with newsmen in Asaba, the President of Anti- Cult Volunteer Corps Delta State Chapter, Comrade, Uche Nwahandi Eboma disclosed that Delta State has a peace and cult free atmosphere because Anticult has gone beyond combating crimes like, armed robbery, kidnapping, rape, burglary, pipeline vandalism which all are all consequences of cultism.
According to him, the group is faced with numerous challenges raging from lack of support from financing agencies or individuals, lack of Patrol vehicles and armed purchased by sympathizers was burnt down to ashes by suspected cultists.
” He said, sometimes we are also rejected by some political and community leaders whose Wards have been identified and arrested by our group for cultism and related crimes and attack by cultists who feel threatened by the existence of our organization”
“There are issues of failed justice in court cases connecting the group members and the need for the implementation of Anti-Cultisim/ Anti Terrorism Law” in Delta State Government”
Base on this, there is need for patrons to work harder by monitoring the activities of their member also sensitizing every citizen on the danger of involvement in secret Cults.
Applauding the Police for their support in combating crime, he said, every Unit Commander must be on ground to make sure their unit has a remarkable
Eboma comended, Delta State Police Command, for unveiling new Uniforms Kits, Identity Card for members and encourage Patrons to make sure every Anti-Cult Volunteer Corps, AVC, in the State wear their Uniform.
Underscoring the importance of community policing, Eboma said the anti Cult Volunteer Corps had played key roles in partnering with the Police to address serious security challenges in communities across the state.
He explained that the Corps was basically a humanitarian service, and appreciated the efforts of every patrons in combating the menace of cultism in the state, stressing that the idea of community policing is about crime fighting as the Police can not do it alone.
He said; “the issue of security is everybody’s business. The Police can not do it alone”, adding that all over the world crime fighting was a collective one hence the need for inter agency cooperation and collaboration.
Eboma noted that no country in the world had zero crime rate even the developed ones, noting that it can only be brought down astronomically particularly with the collaboration of stakeholders such as Anti Cult Volunteer Corps, vigilante and other sister security agencies playing their roles effectively.
While commending the Anti Cult Volunteer Corps for it’s commitment to stamp out cultism and other social vices from communities, the Anti Cult President advised the Patrons not to condone any bad egg among it’s fold who would want to use the Corps as a cover to engage in criminality, adding that such should be fished and shown the way out.
“I enjoin every members here of the Anti-Cult Volunteer Corps to be professional in discharge of your duties and desist from acts against the tenets of formation of AVC. As crime fighters, you must smoke out moles from within who sell out intelligence to their criminal cohorts. We should not allow saboteurs to be in our midst”, he said.
He added, that the depressing issue is the machine and vehicle in some division which the organization is currently soliciting for funds
” I want us to steer up with our support, and build up our organization because anything that is bordering the state is bothering us, he added.
The President in Charge of the Anti Cult Unit in the Delta State, urged the anti cult Volunteer Corps to carry out their duties within the ambit of the law and should be exemplary in the conduct .
Anti -Cult Volunteer Corps Host Patrons in Asaba