By The Evangelist News Edition, Sunday July 2, 2023.
There was trepidation at the main campus of the Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU) and the university community of Ikot Akpaden, in Mkpat Enin local Council of Akwa Ibom following the gruesome murder of a student by suspected cultists.
The deceased, identified as Abasi-Anyianga Morris, was killed by suspected cultists a few weeks after emerging as the school ambassador with a “Mr. AKSU” title.
The death of the final year computer science student, according to sources, may not be unconnected with his emergence as the winner of the contest to the chagrin of the opposition, forcing an angry cult group to eliminate him.
A female source, who pleaded anonymity said: “We are currently taking our semester tests preparing for our examinations scheduled to begin Monday next week, and the majority of the students are in fear of possible reprisal that may disrupt the examinations.
The source, therefore, urged security agencies to take proactive measures to forestall reprisal attacks that may culminate into full blown violence.
When contacted, the police spokesperson in the state, Odiko MacDon, said the late students’ leader was hacked to death in the process of trying to refill his generator with fuel.
He said the state’s Commissioner of Police (CP), Olatoye Durosinmi, has deployed tactical resources to fish out the culprits involved in the dastardly act. According to him, CP Durosimi, has assured of a peaceful and orderly atmosphere within and outside the campus.