Abia government to investigate students unrest in ABSU

Abia State Government, through the Commissioner of Information and Culture, Mr Okey Kanu has reacted to a rising incident in Kano State University (ABSU) where a student lost his life during a fight between two cult groups.

Some videos of the incident have gone viral on the social media which have caught the attention of the government. According to the Commissioner, security personnels have been timely ordered to look into the situation and ensure that peace and tranquility reign in the institution while investigation is ongoing to unravel the cause of the problem.

In a statement, Kanu said, “It has come to the notice of government that there have been skirmishes in Abia State University, Uturu, within some student groups.
“Some videos have been trending on line to the effect that a student lost his life in these skirmishes.
“As a responsive and responsible government, some remedial actions have been taken to restore peace and order on campus.
“Government has dispatched security agencies to take control of the situation at ABSU. “Investigation in that regard has been instituted.”

The Special Adviser to Governor Alex Otti on Media and Publication, Ferdinand Ezeoma has also reacted to the incident by emphasizing that investigation has started and promised to keep the general public abreast of the situation.

Ezeoma said, “As a government, we’ve swiftly deployed representatives of the government who will interface with authorised persons to find out exactly what happened.
”At this moment, what we have heard is that it was a cult clash and we have not established the details of what transpired and once we do that we will update you.”

Police, through her spokesman, Maureen Chinaka, have confirmed the incident and revealed the deceased has been taken to the mortuary.
Chinaka said, “Our officers, in collaboration with the military, swiftly responded and arrived at the crime scene, causing the culprits to flee upon sighting the police.
“The corpse was evacuated from the crime scene to the morgue and exhibits have been recovered.
“Investigations are ongoing and we will continue to update the public as we progress.”
In 2016, some alleged cult members and rapists were expelled from the university in an effort to instil discipline in the school.

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