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Sakaruyi of Karu seeks more collaboration to stop cultism as POCACOV visits Karu

Friday, 14 February 2020


As March 12 2020 National Launch date for Police Campaign Against cultism and other vices (POCACOV) draws closer, many stakeholders are joining in praising the initiative, which was conceived by the present Inspector General of police IGP Mohammed Abubakar ADAMU.

 The newest on this commendation list is the traditional Ruler of Karu, the Sakaruyi of Karu, Dr Emmanuel Yepwi.

The Karu Monarch Dr Yepwi made this commendation when the National Coordinator Police campaign Against cultism and other vices (POCACOV), CSP Ebere Amaraizu in company of the Program Officer,  Partners West Africa Nigeria: Rule of Law and Empowerment Initiative  Henry Anoliefo and other members of the nongovernmental organization visited the Royal father in his palace in Karu, in line with their advocacy campaigns.

The Karu Monarch said that " he is wondering how the next generation will imbibe morals without initiatives like this, as the youths now prefer to follow material enrichments."

Dr Yepwi called for more effort in taking the program to schools and homes, because if “children imbibe morals at school and at home, the society will be better and cultism will be eradicated or at least reduced’”

The royal father said that right now the issues of vices and cultism is getting out of hand as Children are no longer afraid of their parents and teachers as well.

He advised parents to stop the act of beating up teachers or harassing Teachers for discipline their wards.

Responding to the Royal fathers admonishing after receiving the royal blessing, the National Coordinator Police campaign Against cultism and other vices (POCACOV), CSP Ebere Amaraizu informed the Karu Monarch that the program will be taking to every community, after its National Launch in Abuja on 12th March, 2020 at the NAF event Center, by the Inspector General of Police Mohammed Abubakar ADAMU, the initiator of the program as the Chief host. 

Recall that Police campaign Against cultism and other vices (POCACOV) is an initiative of the present Inspector General of police IGP Mohammed Abubakar ADAMU Npm ,Mni.

The campaign started in the year 2015 precisely on 13th August, during his tenure as the Enugu state commissioner of police.

It was flagged off at Ameke Ngwo civic Centre in udi local government Area of Enugu state .The intervention is borne out of the desire to stop certain crime in the bud in line with the tenets of community oriented policing which encourages involvement of the community and relevant stake holders in crime control and management.

POCACOV involves educating relevant stakeholders such as students, students leaders, political class, traditional rulers, town union leaders, youths and their leaders, market union and their leaders amongst others on the inherent dangers of cultism and other vices and the need to say no to it and be a champion.
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