Respite has finally come the way of Ihiala people in Anambra state after spate of attacks by rival cult groups in the sleepy town.

A youth leader, Nwofor Ikechukwu who spoke with journalists yesterday said that the breakthrough in the war against cultism in his community is a product of synergy between the police and Ihiala Progress Union(IPU)

Ikechukwu noted that the newly instituted Ihiala Area Command of NPF under the leadership of Mr Michael Falade(ACP) has introduced a pro-active approach to tackle the hydra-headed problem of cultism in the area.

He revealed that about ten suspected cultists terrorizing the community have been nabbed by the police authorities and handed over to the anti-cult unit of NPF at Enugwu-Ukwu, a situation which he said has led to calmness and tranquility in the area.

"We are very proud of ACP Falade and his team, they have proved their mettle in their brief stay in Ihiala, the Assistant Commissioner of Police during a town hall meeting warned that every parents should warn their children who are cultists to renounce cultism or leave the town.

"The war against cultism, I can report to you has been very successful, peace and stability has returned to our community, people are now free to carry out their legitimate businesses without fear of intimidation or harassment from cult groups that swooped on our community.

Ikechukwu however urged the police authorities to beam their searchlights on some masquerade groups which molest peace loving individuals especially during burial ceremonies.

"During the town hall meeting, the youths promised to expose and cooperate with security agents to fight suspected cultists in the town and that I want to proudly report to you, we have done to the best of our ability." He concluded