University shut indefinitely as five die in cult fight

university-of-agric-makurdiAuthorities of Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, have shut down the institution indefinitely following cult activities which led to the death of four students and one security guard.

The institution’s Information Officer, Mr Dzerka Fanafa, said in Makurdi on Thursday that the decision to close down the school was to prevent further escalation of the crisis.

Fanafa told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the crisis broke out on Tuesday in some of the hostels built by independent developers and resulted in the death of one student.

He said the university authority swiftly intervened to contain the situation by inviting the security agencies to prevent further hostilities by the students.

He said the crisis escalated when four people, including a security guard working for a private developer, was killed on Wednesday night by the cultists..

He said stakeholders held an emergency meeting on Wednesday night and decided that students leave the hostels before noon on Thursday.

Fanafa said the university Senate was expected to meet later on Thursday to ratify the decision taken at the meeting.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Benue, DSP Moses Iyanmu, confirmed the incident but said the situation had been brought under control.

  • Iskacountryman

    no one is blaming the fula…i wonder why…

    • Mr Fagan

      You wish to extend their havoc to the campuses too? Cultism is as much a sociétal evil as is the avoidable mayhem for which nomadic herdsmen are responsible around the country. I make bold to put the responsibility squarely at their feet because their transhumance is the root-cause of the problem. We don’t even need to go as far as Europe to learn how other countries dealt with the problem. Take a tour of a cattle-rearing country like Guinea-Conakry where the Peuhls (Fulas) are the main breeders. Cattle rearers know exactly when to herd their flocks in. Here in NIgeria, we have simply refused to respect one another. Shikena! Maybe the blood-letting is another way of controlling our ever-growing population.

  • Adesola olawale

    Stupid decision, why not invite mopol and other security agencies to take over situation and arrest those that Involved in this murderous activities.
    The killer(s) will now walk home freely!