- A cult-related violence has left five students dead at the Kogi State University (KSU)
- An outraged Governor Yahaya Bello has ordered an investigation into the crisis
- The governor also issued a 14-day ultimatum to the Kogi state police command and the management of KSU to fish out the perpatrators
Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has ordered for a full investigation into the cult-related attacks in the Kogi State University (KSU) that claimed the lives of five persons.
The governor went a step further to issue a 14-day ultimatum to the Kogi state police command and the management of KSU, asking them to fish out participants in the attack.
The governor's orders were contained in a press statement sent to journalists on Tuesday, November 5, by his chief press secretary, Onogwu Mohammed.
The governor condemned the scourge of campus cultism in KSU, stressing that the killing of students is unacceptable.
Preliminary reports have suggested that the killings were orchestrated by cult clashes in the state-owned higher institution
“If a student turns himself into a danger to others in the learning environment, we owe the law-abiding ones and their families the duty of removing such a disruptive individual, and we will do just that,” Governor Bello said in the statement.
He continued: “This administration has invested heavily in the state's security architecture so as to ensure the safety of lives and property of the people.
“Life is too precious to be wasted on petty squabbles by children who are yet to face the world. We will no longer tolerate such under any guise at all.”
Three months ago, Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom warned that any student caught in act of cultism in the University of Uyo will face hard times in line with the law prohibiting the act in the state.
The governor frowned at the recent cases of cult activities on the campus which he noted have endangered the lives of the affected female students.
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