Ebonyi state Government have closed down Kingdom Model Secondary School Idembia, following persistent report the school is been used as hideout and initiation group for cultists in the area.
Addressing the pupils during the exercise this Tuesday, the special Assistants to the Governor on internal security and public utility, Central, Hon.Onyekachi Nwoba (Bone) told them that decision was taken for their own best interest, noting that government cannot watch their future being jeopardize by criminal elements who does not have any future.
He assured them that Governor, who is Education friendly, will ensure they are relocated to a better school to their studies unhindered.
He urged them to steer clear of the area as security agents will be stationed in the area to monitor the activities of the criminal, warning that anyone found within the premises of the school will be arrested and prosecuted.
The special assisstant maintained that the state Governor, Engr David Umahi has zero tolerance for cult and criminal activities and will do everything to stem the tide of the ugly menace in the area and the state at large.
Also speaking during the exercise, the Executive Chairman of Ezza South, Engr Ken Eze applauded the action, stressing that various report have emerged alleging of the such criminal activities in the school and government cannot watch the lives of their children been put to danger.
According to the chairman, it was also alleged that the school is been used as center for examination malpractices and other Sharp practices.
Engr Eze said that several meetings were held with the Stakeholders and leaders, on assumption of office, considering the increasing cults and cult related activities in the area, and was agreed that such criminal activities be eradicated in the area.
He warned criminal elements to leave the area as government is out for them in the area.