Not less than thirteen undergraduate students of the Kogi State University (KSU), Ayingba, have been killed by unidentified persons suspected to be cultists.
Findings made available to campusbiz, revealed that the killings were reprisals carried out by one of the confraternities whose leader was murdered by another cult group linked to the state institution.
According to an eyewitness, the killings started last Friday when about nine students which included a female undergraduate student and her boyfriend, were killed on the campus and at different points within the host community.
The witness also made it known that some of the victims were allegedly attacked on Stadium Road and Our Lady Fatima’s Lodge, adding that they were brutally murdered and their bodies dismembered by their assailants.
According to reports, the injured students were rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment, just as many others fled the community for fear f being killed.
The Public Relations Officer of the institution, Joseph Edegbo, when contacted, refused to confirm the incident, which he described as very sensitive but promised to react when deem fit.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Hakeem Busari, who confirmed the incident, stated that only three students were killed in the attacks, adding that no arrest had been made, but that detectives had been deployed to the school to make arrests and to put an end to the killings.
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