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Nigeria— 500 Cultists Renounce Membership In Bayelsa State

About 500 youths renounced their membership of different secret cult yesterday in a ceremonial event head at the state office of Bayelsa Volunteers, in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

Present at the ceremony was Prince Douye Koroye, state chairman, Bayelsa Volunteers, who stated that the youths have made the choice to renounce their membership due to the penalty placed on a convicted cultist, which is 20 years in jail without an option for fine.

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“The only proper thing to do is for us to start from our household being a youth body and today the Bayelsa State Volunteer Services special squad members, local government coordinators, and others are here to give peace a chance and say no more to cultism.

“Let us be rest assured that nobody is here to victimize anybody but to give credibility to what the state governor has done. We are here to denounce cultism and to do the right thing.

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“It is all about credibility. You can see that the policy the government has put in place must be implemented.

“We believe that as youths, we must be free from cultism and crime and the only way to be free from crime is what we have done today and I want to believe that Bayelsa youths will take advantage of what we have done and others that we have not reached out to. Very soon, we will reach out to them also,” Prince Douye said while addressing those present at the event.