Posted By: Odunayo Ogunmola
•Varsity authority launches Operation No To Cultism
Suspected cultists have reportedly killed another student of Ekiti State University (EKSU), one week after a similar incident rocked the institution.
The latest victim, Temilade Ayodele, was reportedly attacked at 10 p.m on Sunday by suspected cultists.
He was reportedly hacked to death in a suspicious circumstance.
Ayodele’s head and hands were severed by his assailants and the body was discovered by fellow students.
Apart from the severed head and hands, other parts of the body reportedly had machete cuts.
The university was thrown into mourning last week when a student, Ojo Segun, was killed on October 23 by suspected cultists.
Segun was said to have been attacked at a saloon outside the campus where he was a hair stylist.
Police spokesperson Alberto Adeyemi, a Superintendent of Police (SP), who confirmed the killing, said the command had begun investigation into the incident.
He added that the butchered body of the victim had been deposited at a mortuary.
Adeyemi said: “His name was given as Ayodele Temilade but we don’t know his course or level for now. We are treating the issue as a murder case until investigation is completed.”
To tackle the upsurge in cult attacks, the management of the university has launched Operation No Cultism in EKSU.
A statement by Acting Director of Information and Corporate Affairs, Ajibade Olubunmi, said the decision was taken yesterday at an emergency security meeting presided over by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Samuel Bandele.
It reads: “To this effect, the management has directed constant patrol on campus and off campus hostel areas by security officials.
“All suspected cultists will be rounded up, investigated and dealt with according to the university’s extant rules and regulations as well as prosecuted in the law courts.
“Prof Bandele further directed that names of suspected cultists in the university would be compiled for necessary action.
“He vowed to leave no stone unturned until all the unscrupulous elements are chased out of EKSU, adding that the university would no longer be home to cultists and nefarious activities by any group.
“Prof Bandele noted that efforts were on to involve indigenes of Iworoko and adjoining communities in the operation to flush out suspected cultists from their hideouts.
“The vice chancellor assured (the university community) that tight security would be provided for all workers and students on campus.”