Monday, 6 July 2015

65 UNIZIK students renounce cultism

No fewer than 65 students of Nnamdi Aziki­
we University, Awka renounced cultism at
the weekend.
The students, including males and females,
who belonged to various cult groups on
campus trooped out to answer an altar call
made by a visiting priest, Rev. Father
Obinna Obayi, who was in the institution for
a revival prayer session.
Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof.
Joseph Ahaneku, said he decided to
organise the prayer session to help redeem
some of the students, who had long de­
railed, despite being sent to study by their
During the prayer session, 44 of the
students said to be members of secret
cults answered the call to renounce their
The officiating priest said the exercise,
which saw some of those who had refused
to heed the call crying and rolling on the
ground in the arena, was enough testimony
that no one could hide from God.
Advising the repentant cultists, the vice
chancellor urged them to make their
academic pursuit the primary reason for
being in the institution.
Ahaneku sounded a note of warning to
students who were still members of cult
groups to surrender themselves to the
authority within seven days or be ready to
face disciplinary action.
In an interview with journalists, Ahaneku
said the warning became necessary
because of other students of the institution
who still belonged to cult groups and were
not at the session, who may think they had
gone scot free, saying the warning was to
avail them time before a crack down would

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