by Ayo Dada
UAE Suspends Employment Visa For Nigerians Over High Rate of Crime
The United Arab Emirates government has suspended Direct Employment Visa for Nigerians, as a result of the high crime rate in the country which involves Nigerians.
Reports say the UAE police are currently in search of more Nigerian nationals and conducting raids and arrests to get them jailed.
A source said
“We all are shouting that our country is bad, and that our government is not rising to our needs, which is true, but our reputation abroad is also fast declining due to our character.
“Two weeks ago, some Nigerians killed one another for selfish reasons at Sharjah, and another one just happened here in Abu Dhabi, when some guys went to an Arab man’s house, killed him, his wife and took away a huge amount of money from them.
“The UAE government is now tracking every Nigerian in Abu Dhabi and they have also banned every Direct Employment Visa from Nigeria until further notice” a source said
Another source said
”“For like one week, this city (Abu Dhabi) has been hot. They (the police) are just arresting anyone on sight now. There was a cult incident where Nigerian cult members hacked one another in an area in Abu Dhabi here. It is not easy. As of yesterday (Monday), they have put restrictions on visas for Nigerians. For now, no work permit for Nigerians in UAE generally. The crisis started from Sharjah and last week in Abu Dhabi”
According to reports, the UAE security operatives have raided the homes of may Africans living in the country, most of which are Nigerians, living in towns including Al Qouz, Abu Hail, Sharjah, Al Barsha, and Deira.
“Nigerians in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, got into a bloody fight that ended in multiple deaths. It is not clear what led to the fight that occurred days ago, but according to reports, it was between two rival cult groups and some innocent Nigerians were also caught up in it”.
“Footage shows a group armed with machetes arriving at an apartment complex in Sharjah. Upon arrival, they kicked a door open and went in to attack the occupants”.
“Other videos show the aftermath of the attack, with mutilated bodies lying on the floor of a narrow hallway. Injured men can also be seen with blood dripping down their bodies. Ambulances soon arrived at the scene where bodies littered. According to an unconfirmed report from Nigerians in the UAE, “over 22” people died in the attack”.
Culled from DAILY REPORT NIGERIA By Damilare Bakere (June 16, 2021)
According to oxford dictionary of current English the word ‘cult” means a system of religious worship especially one that is exposed in rituals. From this definition, cults have now popularly known as “confraternity” has assumed a monstrous feature in our various institutions of learning.
Before one can become a member, there are, singing, dancing and drinking, a ring is usually formed around the new members and other blindfolded initiates, beating them severely until the early hours of the morning.
The ritual is supposedly to purge the initiates of weaknesses and instill bravery in them.
“The moment you go in there and come out, you are a different person,” initiates have claimed.
These societies, also referred to as confraternities and campus cults, have names like Vikings, Black Axe, Eiye (a word in the local Yoruba language for bird), and the Buccaneers.
They have a chain of command similar to militia groups, use code words and have insignia bearing the favourite weapon of the cult, along with its colour.
Members are promised protection from rival gangs, but it is mostly about power and popularity.
These secret societies are banned in Nigeria and hundreds of members have been arrested and prosecuted over the years. Nevertheless, they continue to operate, especially on university campuses, where they still attract new members and have metamorphosed into the society.
The major causes of cultism in tertiary institutions were influence of peer group;
- The overwhelming influence of peer pressures.
- The parental background, if my dad or mom was in a cult, I will likely join one.
- Society decay in standards, morals, dignity, religious faith, honor and discipline.
- Fallen standard of education.
- Violent electoral and political processes.
Effects – The study findings showed that cult activities influence students‘ discipline, punctuality and regularity to school programs and their general academic participation and performance.
Solutions to Cultism
- Awareness on the evils of cultism should be constantly made. …
- The evils and dangers of cultism must be taught from primary schools. …
- Laws that discourage cultism should be passed into the constitution. …
- Government should work to increase the standard of living in the society.
Cultism and drug abuse/use go hand in hand. On what we can do as parents and what our governments need to do, please;
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