Any city, state, or country where the centralized leader finds it difficult to prevent the inhabitants from danger, or death such a place is a city where the killings of humans are like a game.
Such a city is Benin-city the capital of Edo state. It has been a common phenomenon in Benin-city for cult boys to kill at will.
The governor of the state and his other political coteries find it difficult to tackle the carnage because whenever he cede his post to another governor that’s when he will be dealt with, thus he is not bold enough to enact any policy that will curb the activities of the cults.
During the early part of 2020, I wrote an article concerning the insecurity in Benin-city and urged the Oba of Benin to seek the help of his Yoruba brothers i.e OPC, in anticipation the king sought the intervention of the Issakaba cults from the Eastern parts of Nigeria.
When the Issakaba appeared, they mounted road at Upper Sakponba, Three House, and Third junction.
And a thorough stop and search were conducted, this enabled them to identify the boys they were after, and in a short period, their proceedings yielded good results.
Numerous dreaded cultists were apprehended and handed over to the police.
Some times later, the Issakaba returned to the east, but what was the punishment the arrested hoodlums faced? They were only put in jail and later regain freedom during the EndSARS protest.
These hoodlums are the main miscreant in the ongoing killings in the state.
As of Friday 13th of November, 2020, the death tolls were 28, and as of yesterday, a young guy was killed beside the main road of five junctions.
The father of the young man was seen crying intermittently while talking to the journalist as he appeared at the scene.
Is this how the Edo state will continue?
There is no year that people are not killed repeatedly as it was observed.
The shocking part of everything is the king, the governor, and some top people in the state know the culprits, some times they will invite them for settlement but is that the remedy to ameliorate such a dastardly act? That is the reason why I call the title of this article ” A City Where Killings Of Humans Is Like A Game”
If the normal idea is not employed, the killings will persist.
What the government needs to do is to promulgate a decisive law of capital punishment.
The law must have it that any single cultists caught in the land should be hanged, and whoever is guilty of killing should be killed also. I believe within a twinkle of an eye once the law is truly enforced the issue of cultists will become history in Edo state.