Benue Governor, Samuel Ortom has revealed that the law against cultism and kidnapping will be amended soon to include stiffer penalties for perpetrators of the act.
The Governor revealed this in a statement on his social media pages. According to him, there will also be punishment for those who supported them.
“The law against cultism and kidnapping in Benue State will soon be amended to introduce stiffer punishment not only for cultists and kidnappers but also for those who support them.
“For instance, those who sponsor cultists in universities and other institutions, no matter how highly placed will be arrested and prosecuted.”
He also stated that parents who knew their wards to be cultists and refused to report them to security operatives will also face the law.
“Similarly, parents whose children are known to be cultists but have not reported such young persons to security operatives and are rather shielding them will also have questions to answer before the law.”
Benue, a middle belt state has been battling with lots of issues relating to cultism and kidnapping. They had suffered some loss with herdsmen-farmers clash as well.