Prominent citizens of Ikere Ekiti have condemned cult clash that resulted to the killing of over four people on Sunday in the town.
Former deputy governor of the state, Prof. Olusola Kolapo Eleka said the killing was needless as youths are supposed to be focused on their future and how to make the state great.
” In all sincerity, our youths do not need this senseless killing. Our energy should be channeled to more productive ventures than cultism. Our youths are to focus on their future and on making the state great. Ikere is a known town in Ekiti state as an omoluabi town. These negative vices are strange to our town” He noted
Eleka urges the security agencies to step up their games in taming the ugly incidents in the town. He called on all parents also to always correct their children while pointing them to the right path.
A US based citizen of the town, Ayodeji Ajogbeje told our correspondent that he was shocked to read online of the killing on Sunday. In his words, ” our town is shifting from its right foundation. While growing up in Ikere cult activities were alien to our culture. In fact, no one can come out to show pride of being a cult member”.
Ajogbeje believes all hope is not lost if all stakeholders, parents, government and the security agencies can come together in finding the last solution to the ugly trend.
Ikere Development Forum, IDF, a platform for all Ikere citizens both home and abroad, also condemned the Sunday cult killing and urge the security agencies to get to the root while the perpetrators are brought to justice.