Stakeholders at all levels have been advised to build synergies that will enable them win the war against insecurity.
Speaking at a one day Security Summit organised by Sparkling 92.3 FM on Thursday in Calabar, the Vice Chancellor of Arthur Jarvis University, Prof. Ani Nkang, represented by Mr Uma Ukpai, Head ofPolitical Science Department of Authur Jarvis University, stressed the need for stakeholders to synergise and fight cultism especially in tertiary institutions.
Mr. Ukpai who delivered a presentation unbehalf of his University, said cultism is one of the major threats and contributing factor to insecurity. He noted that for any society to experience rapid development, peace must be in place.
‘‘The spate of cultism in the state is increasing rapidly as the day goes by, it is disturbing and if nothing is done, i repeat if nothing is being done about it; we all may not have a safe state to live in. No society will experience well meaning development if the environment is not peaceful and conducive for business to thrive.’’
He however said that "the business of security does not lie on the government alone.
"Everybody has a role to play. So as individuals, as civil society organisations, as traditional rulers, we all must play our part. All hands must be on deck to ensure that this menace of cultism is nipped in the bud.’’
He therefore called on the government and security agencies, to redouble their efforts in ensuring the safety of lives and properties. Also present at the event were Profs James Epoke, former Vice Chancellor of University of Calabar, The Speaker of Cross River State House of Assembly represented by Hon. Hilary Bisong, Service Chiefs and other Security Stakeholders..