By Olawale Ibrahim, Lokoja
At least 13 unconfirmed students of Kogi State University, Ayangba have been killed by suspected killers cult members.
Thisday gathered that killings were said to have been ignited when a student of Kogi state polytechnic, Lokoja suspected to be a kingpin of a cult group was said to have been killed
This, it was learnt that killing was said to have been fueled by another cult group linked to the state University, Ayingba which sparked up a provocation leading to a reprisal attack as the said cult group was alleged to have threatened to kill 12 students in retaliation.
Eye witness account explained that the KSU killings started since last Friday when three students were hacked down in the campus while nine others were variously killed at different places including a 200-level student and her boyfriend.
Some of the killings, as gathered took place at the stadium road and our lady Fatima lodge where the victims were said to have been brutally murdered and their body parts dismembered.
Those that have fallen victims are Oloruntoba Godwin, a 300 level student of Geography, and Ajileye Richard of the department of Accountancy, also a 200 level student. Both of them are said to be indigenes of Ijumu local government area of Kogi state.
It was gathered that some of the injured students are said to have been rushed to the hospital while the whole student community was said to be in a panicky mode, a development which made many students to have traveled out of town
Checks also revealed that the school authority seems to be indifferent about the whole situation as the killings continue unabated.
When the university PRO, Joseph Edegbo was contacted, he said he could not comment on the issue saying it was a ‘very sensitive issue” but promised to get back to our correspondent.
Sources who spoke to newsmen however condemned the dastardly act and demanded immediate investigation, arrest, and prosecution of the criminals behind the murder.
When contacted, the commissioner of police, Hakeem Busari confirmed the incident but said only three students were said to have been killed
He said no arrest has been made so far but that crack detectives have been drafted into the school to make to put an end to the killings.