Over 100 cultists belonging to various groups in Etim Ekpo and Ukanafun local government areas of Akwa Ibom state, have surrendered their arms following the state government’s move towards granting amnesty to the hoodlums who have terrorizing the council areas.
The hoodlums also renounced their membership of the cult groups.
The state Commissioner for Police, Mr. Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi, who paraded the suspects before Governor Udom Emmanuel during a reconciliation and rehabilitation visit to the local government areas on Tuesday (today), said that this was the fourth time the Governor visited the areas for a peace-seeking mission.
Ogunjemilusi appreciated the governor’s amnesty to the repentant cultists despite the various atrocities committed by them.
The hoodlums are Mentor Monday, Tendom Jonah, Stainless, Enebong Sunday Akpan, Ubong Mark alias Small poo, Gospel Long John (Jimnas), Saviour Oketeh (Point & Kill), Goodluck Innocent Monday (Small DPO), Kufre Joshua (Lagos Boy), and Victor Frank Akpan (Akpan Prophet).
Others are Uwakmfon (Owo akan owo), Samuel Udoh Akpan (Exhibit), Victor Sunday (Fine Doctor), Silvia Dickson (Pursue no cash), Etieno Joseph Akpan, James Akpan (Armorer), Ebukmfon Okon (Ekpoho), Godknows (Calisto), Emediong, Utomobong Sunday (Small Money), Respect, Owoidohoabsi Ime (Arrow Destroyer), Itorobong Sunday Stephen (Arrow Mopol), and Kingsley Silas (Wise Man).
They hail from various villages in Ukanafun and Etim Ekpo including Ikot Udobia, Idung Aneke, Ikot Etim, Ododiong, Afaha Abo.