Ugep Youths Begin Sensitization Campaign To End Gangstarism

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By Odey Ojeka

The youth forum in Ugep community of central Cross River state have commenced a sensitization and reorientation campaign to checkmate the menace of gangstarism in the area.

The President of the forum, Stephen ‘Ewa’ George on Tuesday led youth leaders in the four political wards that make up Ugep where he called on gangstars in the community to denounce their affiliations and membership in a bid to eradicate the menace.

“Cultism is a deadly menace that destroys the lives of members directly or indirectly, thereby rendering them hopeless.

“Cultism encourages robbery, kidnapping and drug peddling. We have lost two of our brothers because of cult related clashes in Ugep,” Mr. Ewa said.

He noted that the heartbeat of any nation was the youth because they are the leaders of tomorrow.

Also, he maintained that: “If these future leaders all become involved in cultism or are trained in an environment that is highly influenced by cult activities, then what does the future hold for our community, don’t allow politicians to use you to achieve their selfish political interest or goals.”

This was reiterated by his colleague from Ijom ward, who emphasised that the law would catch up with any of the youths after the campaign that would go back to commit crime.

He said that: “The security agencies will go after you. I assure you by then,you will not have the opportunity.”

“So, I will like to use this medium to advice all cult members in Ugep to denounce their membership.

“When you denounce your membership, it will give you an opportunity to live a good life and be useful,” he added.

Youths attended the anti-gang orientation event in hundreds (Credit: CrossRiverWatch/Odey Ojeka)

Ugep has been in the news for gang related activities which led to the loss of about two lives with a petition by a chief leading to the arrest, detention and questioning of the Obol Lopon of Ugep, Obol Ofem Ubana.

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