Despite the Delta State Government campaign against cultism in schools, some students in secondary schools in Asaba and its environs are still involved in cult related activities.
The Government Youth Campaign Programme tagged Cultism, the Nigerian Child, has been introduced to various schools across the three senatorial districts, and anchored by the Directorate of Youth Development.
Few months ago, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa flagged off the programme targeted at secondary school students in Oshimili North Local Government Area of the state, with the aim to re-orientate and educate students on the dangers of engaging in cult activities.
But this was not to be yesterday, in Asaba, as some group of students suspected to be members of a cult group allegedly invaded one of the secondary schools around Inter-Bau (name withheld) to cause chaos inside the school premises.
It was gathered that some of the schools involved included Niger Mixed Secondary School, Asagba Mixed Secondary School and Osadenis High School, where the suspected cultists allegedly engaged in attacks and counter attacks, especially at the end of the last JSS III examinations.
Last week Wednesday, it was a herculean task for security agents, who were invited to help contend the students after the students of Niger Mixed Secondary School allegedly invaded Osadenis High School Asaba. Both teachers and students ran for their lives from the attackers, who alleged wielded dangerous weapons.