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DELSU lecturers raise alarm over activities of ritual killers in Abraka

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By Nosa Akenzua Asaba

The Academic Staff Union of the Universities, University, Abraka () on Wednesday raised concern the increasing ritu­al killings within the university community and called on the po­lice and other security agencies to secure the area effectively.

At a media briefing, the ASUU Abraka branch chairman, Pro­fessor Abel Diakpoaromre who spoke to journalists condemned the abduction and murder of , a 300 level student of the university, regret­ting that if urgent steps were not taken to curb the incidences of ritual killings, the university might be faced with total desola­tion and fear.

He noted that the University, her short pe­riod of existence, had become a reputable institution and one of the most sought after university in Nigeria and tasked all the relevant security agencies not to allow the university’s name to be tarnished by criminal elements who are now brazenly identified as ‘Yahoo, Yahoo’ boys.

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He said “the surging spate of criminality in the town does not only pose a threat to students, staff of the university and other residents but also a slur to the entire image of the state and the nation. It’s not fair and the secu­rity agents must do something about it faster; we are worried and not happy with the current situation that May put the uni­versity in a bad light”

While sympathising with the family of , Professor Diakpoaromre de­scribed the death of the student as unfortunate and irreparable loss and called on parents to redouble their efforts to ensure their children are properly moni­tored in their .

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Miss Ogege was alleged to have been murdered by sus­pected fraudsters. She had gone missing, so declared by the police but, later, found dead with parts of her body removed. But pro­fessor Diakpoaromre speaking further said “we cannot fold our hands and watch miscreants destroying the society with taboo and evil. These ‘Yahoo, Yahoo’ boys should not be allowed in the society, especially in Abraka community”.

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