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  • Updated: March 11, 2024

400L student dies during cult clash

400L student dies during cult clash

The Abia State Government has  confirmed the death of a student from Abia State University following a clash between rival cult groups over the weekend.

During a press briefing on Monday, following the weekly State Executive Council meeting chaired by Governor Alex Otti, Commissioner for Information and Culture, Okey Kanu, addressed the incident, stating, "The state government has been made aware of the recent unrest at Abia State University, Uturu, resulting in the loss of a student's life."

“Some remedial actions have been taken to return normalcy (in the institution). The state government has dispatched some security agencies to Abia State University Uturu.”

He advised students to refrain from violence and face their studies.

Reports have it that tensions are high at the school following a renewed outbreak of violence between two rival cult groups, which left a 400-level student dead.

Eyewitnesses said that the victim, who is a 400-level History and International Relations student, was attacked by members of a rival group within the university area, which led to his death.

However, this incident has significantly escalated tensions on campus after the cult clash.

All efforts to get school authorities to speak were not possible due to a bad network.

However, the state Commissioner of Police, Kenechukwu Onwumelie, said the police are aware of the matter and “is investigating the incident.”

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