OAU raises alarm over cultists threat
From Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo
The Management of Obafemi Awolowo University, (OAU) Ile – Ife, has raised alarm over the activities of cultists currently threatening to invade and sack students and staff of the university.
The Public Relations Officer of the University, Mr. Abiodun Olarewaju, who disclosed this to journalists named the alleged group as “Cultists of Aloha clan”
According to him, the University found it necessary to inform the general public that the institution was aware of an open letter, trending online, purportedly issued by a pseudonymous “Cultists of Aloha clan” to rain bullets of death, sorrow and grief on innocent students, on June 1, 2019.
He said, “Ordinarily, it is not ideal for the University to respond to such an open letter, detailing what the management is doing to nip the said attack in the bud, considering the implication of such action security wise.
“But we consider it expedient to inform the stakeholders in the education sector, particularly our students, their parents and, our guardians, alumni and those who place high premium on lives and sanctity of human existence that the university management is on top of the situation.
“The agencies of government saddled with the responsibility of securing lives and property, in addition to the internal security mechanism that have been put in place.
“We hereby assure all parents and, our guardians that the security of their children and wards is guaranteed.
He advised students to go about their normal academic activities without any apprehension. But he implored them to be security conscious and quickly report any strange movement to the appropriate organ of the university.