- Promises to Restore Peace In Eket
Jerry Edoho – Eket
In his determination to ensure safety of lives and properties, the Transition Chairman of Eket, Hon. Frank Archibong has engaged a crack team of security agencies in partnership with Ikot Udota Community leaders to proffer solution in curbing cultism and its related activities, social defiance in Eket and its environs.
Mr. Frank Archibong made this known when he visited the village Councils of Ikot Udota on a familiarization tour and facts findings.
Archibong while thanking God for the gift of life to witness the new month, frowned over the rate of killings as a result of cult crises, demanded to know why cultism and other social vices should be given a free environment to thrive, thereby diminishing the already peaceful coexistence of persons in the polity.
Frank Archibong who doubles as the Algon Chairman, Akwa Ibom State, stated he will not tolerate any further occurrences of acts of raping, Kidnapping, unlawful position of fire arms, cultism and other acts capable of causing disharmony and threat to life in the Local Government.
“I have sent strict warning to the School authorities to ensure zero tolerance to cultism becomes practicable by giving proper disciplinary sanctions to any defaulters” – Frank stated.
Also speaking at the visit, the DCO 3 in Eket police division, Mr. Usman described the youths as a necessary instruments in developing societies. The police officer appealed to the community leaders and youths to be more vigilant in the fight against cultism.
He added that Cultism is not an issue affecting just Eket local Government but a national malady that needs a viral sensitization of its negative impacts to the youths, also suggesting that a non-compromised penalty should be enacted to scare youths from their involvements in this ignorable act.
Chief N. Atang the 3rd, village head of Ikot Udota in his remark emphasized that there is a need to implore the “see something, say something” ideology so as to get swift information across to the relevant security bodies for intervention.
Chief Atang expressed his dissatisfaction in the ongoing cult crises which have generated unimaginable apprehensions leaving many children fatherless and the women widows.
Chief pointed out that the community requests the state government to site a police post within the Polytechnic to allow proper checkmate on crime within.
Speaking on behalf of the youths, the youth Caucus Chairman Comrade Tommy Enondien, urged the youths not to be lured by the antics applied by cultist despite threat or whatsoever to partake in this devilish act.
He encouraged all the youths to be watchful and vigilant by resisting every act capable of running down the existing nurtured dignity and integrity of their forefathers, because there is no gain if evil should be allowed to overrun the Local Government.
The meeting had also in attendance the Director of DSS, Deputy Security of Heritage Polytechnic, Hon. Charles Etukudo, Supervisor For Education, Okon Dickson Ntanta, family head of Idung Udota, Mr. Essien D. Nkanta chairman village Council.