13 Students of KSU Killed by Cultists: True Situation (Management)

The True Story on the Killing of Thirteen (13) Students of Kogi State University (KSU) - Management Speaks on the Issue.

The attention of Kogi State University has been drawn to the widely publicized, but erroneous and misleading reports in the print and electronic (including social) media to the effect that thirteen (13) students of the institution have been killed in the past few days due to cultism and cult related activities on campus.

The reports are not only erroneous and misleading but are also capable of causing panic and apprehension among parents, guardians and other stakeholders and dragging the name of the University into the mud.

Contrary to the said reports, the University has record of the killing of one student on the campus and four others outside the campus, all in a mysterious circumstance.

In a prompt reaction, the University constituted an intelligence committee which has already commenced investigation into the circumstances surrounding. the death of the student on campus and four others outside with a view to bringing the culprits to book and forestall reoccurrence of the dastard act.

The University would like to assure parents and other members of the public that the situation on campus is very calm and peaceful; and with the regular business of research, teaching and learning going on in full force.

As a testimony to the calm and peaceful state of the University environment, members of the National Universities Commission (NUC) accreditation panels have been on the campus over the past one week, and have without hitches assessed facilities for eight (8) programmes of the institution which are currently up for accreditation.

The University wishes to express its deep appreciation to His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello, for the proactive  measure taken in directing the University and law enforcement agencies to Colla orate and unravel the cause of the incident, fish out the perpetrators and forestall re-occurance.

We want to assure His Excellency that, in line with his policy Of Zero Tolerance to criminality and BANDITRY and INDEED members of the public that all legally acceptable methods and procedures will be deployed by the institution to effectively address the dastard act.

Members of the public should be rest assured that the investigation will not only be thorough, but that the culprit will not escape the hill wrath of the law.

Parents, guardians and the general public are once again enjoined not to entertain any fear or panic as the situation on campus is effectively under control, please.