On June 2, 2018, an article was published on Lailasnews.com about De Norsemen Kclub of Nigeria.
In the post, we made a remark that suggested that the Norseman confraternity is a cult, associated with violence and negative attacks in communities which are their strongholds.
We have found out that this claim has been stated as false by the confraternity in past publications which can be found online.
Information about De Norsemen Kclub of Nigeria, as found on their Wikipedia page, reads:
De Norsemen Kclub of Nigeria is a Nigerian confraternity, founded at University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria by students with the nicknames of “Risenangel De Chamelus” “Fons et Origo”, “Captain Trupence Njamena” and “Eric the Red”. The group was founded in 1985 and registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) of Nigeria as a social charity.
In an official statement in August 2009, the National President of the organisation, Bond Ohuche, dismissed as “fallacious… criminal and mischievous” any association of the organisation with conflict in the Niger Delta.
In addition, in a paper presented at the second quarter mini-converge of the organisation at Nandons Hotel, in Enugu State; the president Bond Ohuche and Belema George (one of the founding fathers of the group) asserted that De Norsemen Kclub of Nigeria is not a secret cult.
The objective of the Kclub according to the official website, is to:
“establish an international brotherhood that shall sustain the well-being of members and integrity of the kclub, and to use all resources at their disposal to be among world leadership, starting from member’s communities, within the ambient of the land’s law.
The kclub also drive all resources to direct energy towards economic development and wipe out unemployment and poverty.
“We also ensure to establish the respect for human dignity and sanctity of human life; encourage labour and intellectual industry; preserve our environment from degradation and promotion of National and International Peace; and uphold God as the Foundation of our ship and abhor in its totality all, ethnic, religious, racial and status discrimination.
To the extent that anything in our article was interpreted as stating or suggesting that De Norsemen Kclub of Nigeria is a cult, is hereby retracted and withdrawn, and we regret any such misinterpretation.
We sincerely apologise to De Norsemen Kclub of Nigeria and members for any distress that claim caused them.