A yet-to-be identified Political Science student of the Benue State University, Makurdi, has been shot dead by unknown gunmen suspected to be cultists.
The student was brutally murdered in front of the school’s Main E- library, opposite College of Health Sciences on Wednesday night.
Spokesperson of the National Union of Benue State Students (NUBESS) Comrade Simeon AER, who confirmed the incident urged students to remain calm.
His statement below:
Following the killing of a BSU student “name withheld” from political science in front of BSU main Library yesterday, 11th March 2020 and the incessant killing of students due to cult clashes especially in Benue state University Makurdi, the National union of Benue state students, national secretariat,Writes to condemn in strong terms the menace which gradually becoming a norm in the university.
The grand commander of Benue students, both at home and in the diaspora Rt. Comrade TIV JOSHUA has charged the commissioner of police to beef up security presence in the area with immediate effect.
The 001 has also called on Benue students to shun all forms of social vices and be focused on what will add value to the society. He say thus ” our parents have sent us to school to acquire knowledge so that we will be of value to them and the society at large, How are they going to feel on hearing that we are shot dead by rivals please, Cultism of wole soyinka’s days was meant to fight colonialism and protect the rights of students, why is the Benue case different, Benue students enough is enough, this killings must stop”
The 001 has also used this opportunity to call on the Management of Benue state University Makurdi to strengthen the security mechanism of the institution by acquiring technological advanced security devices to check people coming into the university, for the yesterday crime was committed at the heart of the university.
The 001 has called on Benue students to be calm as he is already on top of the situation, liasing with the Benue state commissioner of police Cp Mukadas to lobby for the creation of two permanent police posts around the gyado Villa axis to protect the students of the said institution.
May the souls of all the Benue students killed and all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace, Amen.
Yours Aluta BON BOI
Comrade Simeon AER
NUBESS NATIONAL P.R.O