About 65 students of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka at the weekend renounced cultism.
The students including male and female who belonged to various cult groups on campus had trooped out to answer an alter call made by a visiting priest, Rev Father Obinna Oyi who was in a institution for a revival prayer session.
Vice Chancellor Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka Prof. Joseph Ahaneku said he decided to organize the prayer session to help redeem some of the students who have long derailed, despite being sent to study by their parents.
He said henceforth, such prayer sessions would be a regular feature in the university to enable the Holy Spirit direct his path as he continues to initiate programmes and policies that would be beneficial to both staff and students of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka . He further disclosed that his administration had used the last one year to gather useful information on the dispositions of the students as it concerns welfare and upkeep of the students.
During the prayer session, 44 of the students said to be members of secret cults had answered the call to renounce their faith, but 21 others who hardened their heart and refused to heed the call latter joined after various forms of torment by the Holy spirit.
The priest, Rev Father Oyi who is popularly called Okunerere said that the prayer exercise which saw some of those who had refused to heed the call crying and rolling on the ground into the arena was enough testimony that no one can hide from God.
While advising the repentant cultists, the vice chancellor charged them make their academic pursuit the primary reason for which they are in the institution.
Ahaneku sounded a note of warning to students who were still members of cult groups to surrender themselves to the authority within seven days or be ready to face any disciplinary action deemed fit for them.
In an interview with journalists, Ahaneku said he was moved to make the warning because other students of the institution who still belonged to any cult group and were not at the session may think they have gone scot free, but the warning was to avail them time before moving in to crack them down.