Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri
Worried by the killing of a corps member serving in Cross River State by suspected cult members at the Federal Polytechnic , Nekede , Imo State last week , the police in the state have begun what they called collation of data for all the suspected undergraduate cult members in the state .
Briefing journalists on the achievements of the command during the last Yuletide and the prospects for 2018 , the Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike , said having a data bank was necessary to deal with cult – related issues in all the high institutions in the state .
Ezike said , “ Cult is a peculiar issue .
In dealing with it , you must find out what causes it in a university , polytechnic or the other . You must know which cult group is the strongest in the Imo State University , Federal Polytechnic , Nekede or the Federal University of Technology , Owerri or any other institution in the state .
“ We have dealt with it ruthlessly in the last eight months . Students now sit examinations without any fear of being hurt or victimised by cult members . The case of the killing of the serving corps member means we need to do more .
“ Though we have arrested the prime suspect , having a data bank is still very important . ”