SNAKE BITE: PPRO Confirms Trending Video of Alleged Cult Initiation Of Primary And Secondary School Students In Delta State As False
Following a viral video that captions an activist in one of the primary and secondary schools around 74 area, in Asaba, narrating a trend of an alleged initiation of children into a cult group, the Delta state Police Command has described the story narrative as untrue.
The command through the Police Public Relations Officer, Bright Edafe, during an interview with Crownfm’s Correspondent, Oma Rogers, noted that upon investigation of the said acts by the children, it was discovered to be a form of a game that the children engaged in which was misinterpreted as an initiation.
Edafe who insisted that it was a harmless trend amongst pupils, asked for anyone with proof against reasonable doubts to bring to the police for further investigations on the said initiation as he advised parents, guardians and the concerned public to disregard the narrative in the video and remain calm.
Meanwhile, In a bid to ensure that no stone was left unturned, our Correspondent paid a visit to West-End Mixed Secondary school to ascertain if the alleged initiation existed amongst their students as according to the narrative of the Activist, a WestEnd Secondary school student was said to have started the trend.
The Vice-Principal Admin of the School, Chinwe Chilaka, reacted to the allegation asking that the name of the child be released to the school for proper scrutiny as management is not aware of the alleged initiation happening in the school.
However, the Delta state government has ordered a massive clampdown on cultism and cult related activities in schools across the state.
Commissioner for Information, Charles Aniagwu, who gave the directive while speaking with newsmen in Asaba the state capital, said the State Ministry of Education and relevant supervisory and regulatory authorities have been directed to ensure proper supervision of all schools to nip all forms of ciltism in the bud.
He further called on parents and guardians to up their games and have a rethink in the management of our youths and young ones.