What Are The Possible Ways To Cope The Menace Of Cultism In Our Societies?

The origin of cultism in Nigeria is dated back to 1952, since the inception many  ugly incidents have creeped into our communities due to their activities which contravenes the norms or rules of any given institution. They mostly meet at night in dilapidated buildings or secluded places, their activities involves frequent violent clashes, vandalization, armed robbery, sexual assault, intimidation, constant abuse of drugs, thuggery during election etc.

Numerous factors leads young people into cultism e.g poor parental care, peers influence, low self esteem etc, a handful of people especially the youths have lost their lives to cultism, thousands are imprisoned and a good number have been expelled from schools. The heart of the matter is a handful of the cultists are sponsored by our top government officials (politicians) and our security men are on the compromising side that a cultists will brag of not been lock up behind bars. How can we put an end to deadly enemy?

Let's hear your voice.

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  •  to me the possible way is to totally avoid being involved we shouldn't try to be involved in any cultist activities it is very bad in our society so we should stay off it

    - Adekola adebayo - 2019-08-16 10:11:45 Quote

  • death penalty for those in such evil group. i think that way most of them will quit such act

    - IBRAHIM HAFIZ - 2019-08-16 10:15:25 Quote

  • 1)Evil communication corrupt good manner

    2) public enlightenment

    3) law enforcement

    4) avoid going for night clubs

    - Justice Mike - 2019-08-16 10:48:18 Quote

  • The eradication process start from the family. The parent should give proper parental care as well as providing the children what they need at when they need it. Also the parent must inflict descipline into there children for them to shun any act that is against the law and the society.

    - Thomas Philip - 2019-08-16 11:08:37 Quote

  • It's done more harm than good to the society,made homes desolated, rendered families devastated...Mass education is just the strongest weapon to fight it. We have to preach on the consequences it causes 

    - Michael Olatunji - 2019-08-16 12:04:41 Quote

  • Numerous reasons have lead our today youths into practicing cultism and it's now difficult to cope with the members 

    - Ikpa Iorwuese - 2019-08-16 12:20:01 Quote

  • 1 Public enlightenment

    2 law enforcement

    3 evil communication corrupt good manners

    - Ozowara Samuel - 2019-08-16 12:21:06 Quote

  • We should organize a program to tell the youths the bad effects of cultism. And a law should be put in place to jail any cultist caught and give the person 5 years in prison 

    - Francis Ekezie - 2019-08-16 13:19:49 Quote

  • Death penalty should be put into the law for cultists instead of imprisonment.

    - Dorcas Morounmubo - 2019-08-16 14:48:51 Quote

  • I believe a child of a responsible parent wouldn't think of belonging to a secret cult. The parents are being tasked to bringing up a child in the right way, if a parent succeeds we have one less cultist in the society.

    - Gerald Onyedikachi - 2019-08-16 14:55:06 Quote

  • Firstly, minding d type of company you keep because bad company corrupt good manners, secondly, avoid keeping late night,night clubs, thirdly, Having a forgiving spirit dat is not always want to retaliate when someone's intermediate you voilently, lastly being a strong child of God, being active in anything that concerns God.

    - Juliet Eziama - 2019-08-16 18:17:24 Quote

  • There is no ending cultism anywhere. It is not born out of factors like ignorance or poverty. Cultism is based majorly on youthful exorberance, and this is an innate thing. 

    - Adebowale Oluwafisayomi - 2019-08-16 22:32:22 Quote

  • Cultism is a social vice, hence making the youths find apathy in it, the society should make rooms for other social engagements that will not involve violence in any way and one could earn from. A very good example is NNUforum. Mr. Paul Samson and Team should always be awarded.

    - Samuel Ejii - 2019-08-17 13:25:24 Quote

  • One of the best way is to catch the youth at younger age, tutor them with discipline even though they could'nt get good parental care back at home. concentration camps could be established iif need be

    - YUNUSA ABDULKAREEM - 2019-08-17 20:49:03 Quote

  • Law enforcement agency

    children should always have self esteem and not allow peer group influence them

    Parents should enlighten their wards about the dangers of cultism

    - Adelakun David - 2019-08-17 22:03:21 Quote

  • The parents play a very important roles here, because all this starts from the family, the bible says train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it. Most parents always neglect their responsibilities and thus there is no one to check on the activities of the children. 

    - David Isaacs - 2019-08-20 04:19:34 Quote

  • It's not easy coping with cultism in our society but the government needs to increase it's fighting against it.

    - Agav igbadio Solomon - 2019-08-20 08:12:00 Quote

  • Plz there should be a strong law against cultism because it cannot be managed is really a menace to the society

    - Prayer Diovu - 2019-08-20 15:34:46 Quote

  • i will say we should start from the family by building a really strong family background, by teach and morally advicing him/her on the way of life and also putting the fear of God in the child 

    - Nora Chidera - 2019-08-20 23:07:34 Quote

  • It has done more harms to our society already the only ways I think is stay far away from the people who are in it, and we should keep praying for those who are there already, and government to take action about them

    - Ibraheem Danteni - 2019-08-21 12:53:41 Quote

  • Cultism is Nigeria is becoming a norms gradually and if nothing is done to stop this act it will thrive, I will suggest that Proper Orientation should be given to the youth out there so that they will know  there is no befit to gain in being a Cultist the end is destruction. 

    - Obagunle Paul Kehinde - 2019-08-26 22:35:37 Quote

  • Cultism is Nigeria is becoming a norms gradually and if nothing is done to stop this act it will thrive, I will suggest that Proper Orientation should be given to the youth out there so that they will know  there is no befit to gain in being a Cultist the end is destruction. 

    - Obagunle Paul Kehinde - 2019-08-27 05:33:51 Quote

  • Cultism is Nigeria is becoming a norms gradually and if nothing is done to stop this act it will thrive, I will suggest that Proper Orientation should be given to the youth out there so that they will know  there is no befit to gain in being a Cultist the end is destruction. 

    - Gbadegesin Ajibola - 2019-08-27 17:24:34 Quote

  • To cope and demolish cultism.. It has to begin from the home.. Parents should give proper upbringing to their children, if this is done there would be reduced rate of cultism. 

    - Eke surprise - 2019-08-27 17:53:52 Quote

  • Many of those cultists are illiterate that's why they succumb to the government for support instead of realizing that they are being played for fools .So to cope with it would be to improve educational factors particularlly on this aspect 

    - Matthew Ajewole - 2019-08-29 09:15:49 Quote

  • Inasmuch as we have cultists presently I don’t think we can eradicate them totally, we can only reduce them drastically, basically by public enlightenment and sanctioning of those caught in the act, so it would serve as lessons to others who have the intentions or interests in joining. Furthermore parents have a very important role to play in a child’s life and also to advise them against the effects of cultism in order to curb them finally.

    - Anuoluwapo Awoyomi - 2019-08-30 13:49:10 Quote

  • Cultism is the bane of the society.. It has no true benefit to anyone involved..the prestige and popularity making youngsters to venture into such activities usually ends in being killed.. Low self esteem amongst others may also be a probable stimulant 

    - Benjamin Adekola - 2019-09-02 22:50:10 Quote

  • the practices of cultism is know commonly to be in colleges and higher institutions but presently cultism now spreads to our neighborhood even under aged boys and girls are now practicing this evil act ways we can stop cultism 1.just like in the university we have a body known to fight against cultism ANTI-CULT specifically that's their job,so now we should have ANTI-CULT in every neighborhood and also build more government schools to take kids away from the street. I think this will help in a way

    - Emmanuel david - 2019-09-03 21:25:17 Quote

  • Something family background causes it and people who trust in the lord can also overcome it by praying and also try to delete your self from unfaithful friends surrounding you. 

    - Uzoji Kenneth - 2019-09-04 08:39:04 Quote

  • I would suggest we enlighten them (cultist) on the implications involve because most of them only know of the side they think its good about  it which came as a result of brain washed. But they were never told the bad part of been a cultist... So (positive) information will go a long way creating the light. Thanks

    - Chris Dee - 2019-09-04 13:02:10 Quote

  • The eradication process starts from home, you can not expect someone brought up in a bad neighbourhood to withstand the pressure, one has to learn these things from home, charity begins at home.

    - Ayomitide Adesanya - 2019-09-05 11:33:12 Quote

  • I think stopping cultism should start with the parents at home parents should try their possible best to advice and provide for their children and also there should be a big punishment for those in the act so that others can learn from it 

    - Odunayo Okuntade - 2019-09-05 11:37:14 Quote

  • The problem is that most youths think that by joining a cult group, they become feared and popular, not knowing that they are destroying their futures. The best way to cope with cultism is to stand aloof and avoid bad peers.

    - Onyedikachi Ngwu - 2019-09-05 12:16:48 Quote

  • They say laxity begins at home.. I think if students are disciplined they should be able to overcome the power of being introduced into cultism

    - Olatilo Feranmi - 2019-09-06 14:05:48 Quote

  • The eradication process start from the family. The parent should give proper parental care as well as providing the children what they need at when they need it. Also the parent must inflict descipline into there children for them to shun any act that is against the law and the society.

    - Zainab Adedayo - 2019-09-07 16:43:09 Quote

  • Government should provide adequate security and forget about the popular saying that Police is our friend coz it has gotten over many people's head and they take it for granted that even though police arrest me I will know how to get over it even when I'm wrong. 

    - Obinna Elvis - 2019-09-08 05:07:01 Quote

  • Firsly i will be happy if moral/religious study can be part of our course semester from hundred level till final level. This is where we creat fear of God in the life of the student. There should be posters , advert, publicity on cultism and his evil  impact on student and society at large

    - Alalade Taiwo - 2019-09-09 15:13:29 Quote

  • I think the two major reasons people belong to a cult is peer influence and also insecurity that is to get protected.  The remedy for the insecurity is proper parental training. Also the remedy for the insecurity, is to improve the security of the country even to the lowest tire of the country.

    - Maryann Ujuaku - 2019-09-11 15:02:17 Quote

  • Parents should always keep an eye on their children and teaching how to be good in their society  and also enlighten them about dangers of cultists, the school management also have a role to play by organizing seminars for youths about the dangers of cultists.             The law enforcement agencies should also be on the lookout for the hideouts of those involved in cultism                                                            

    - Asogwa SandraUchechi - 2019-09-13 12:48:36 Quote

  • Cultists in our society is now what some people will be using as an example of big guys in town. What i think it could cause that is lack of home training, parental controls, lack of religious. And our politicians are giving them support because they are using them for thuggery purpose when it's time to use them. Only God can save us in this society.

    - Wasiu Abiodun Adegboye - 2019-09-13 16:20:18 Quote

  • From Boko Haram to militants to cultism, all exist because of one factor politics/Government.. As far as politics exists so shall the aforementioned, these boys are funded n controlled by people in high places, i can tell you here that there is no stopping it

    - Uzoma Kyrian - 2019-09-14 03:19:18 Quote

  • To me cultism is a disease more worst than cancer for it has eaten deeper into our society, although many have joined out of their wish which have resulted to their early death so i advice that we should encourage our youth to abstain from any activity that can result to that such as keeping late night or having any friend who is to be known as a bad boy or girl and they should not keep any secret activity of any sort

    - Obalu Johnkennedy Kenechukwu - 2019-09-14 13:58:55 Quote

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    - Akinola Jubril - 2019-09-14 20:46:22 Quote

  • I suggest the eradication of the cultism in our society should start from the parents by training and upbringing there children properly . The Government should also provide adequate security and should be on the lookout of those cultism and there hideouts .

    - Hosenat Adeyemi - 2019-09-15 18:56:37 Quote

  • The government has to organized a set of group of people who publically elighting people of the danger of cult in a society. And who ever found on this act has to be killed

    - Nura Muazu isah - 2019-09-16 11:35:02 Quote

  • Believe engaging the youths in useful societal clubs such as the NGOs' will aid in curbing cultism in the society.

    Strict laws should be placed on those found in cult and offenders should not be forgiven based on sentiments.

    Also Parents/Guardians should pay close attention to their children's behavior, friends and bring them up in a way to know the consequence of their actions.

    - Odigbo Charles - 2019-09-17 09:34:41 Quote

  • I think we need to flush out certain toxic people from our political system. Some of these cultist believes that they are higher than the authorities because they have sponsors.

     Also, sensitisation and job creation will go a long way....... As it is said, an idol man is the devil's workshop, only someone who is idol and without future will have time for cult activities.

    - Mary Ogbinya - 2019-09-18 07:16:18 Quote

  • To end this cultist of a thing in Nigeria is by implementing securities every where and any body found to be a cultist should be emprisoned for a complete 20years without any bell until the year is complete

    - Nwosu Vincent - 2019-09-18 07:22:19 Quote

  • There are a lot of reasons why people join cult groups,most are,lowself esteem,bullying,peer pressure,trying to fit in,accident,joining freely. If we can focus on training the kids growing up about the negative effects of cultism and teach them to focus on their self and try not to do what others are doing,it'll limit the number of the next generation cultists.

    - Okeke Uche - 2019-09-18 08:42:23 Quote

  • I think making people see reason that they are called for something mervellous on earth ,would do the job.Our upbringing matter ,where and how we are raise .If the economy is on a stable rate ,it would also work .

    - Victor Chinedum - 2019-09-18 09:01:35 Quote

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