The Ogun State chapter of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has called on the state Governor, Dapo Abiodun, and the relevant security agencies to tackle the incessant cult clashes currently ravaging the state before it spreads to tertiary institutions.
The students’ body made the appeal at a joint Congress of NANS and the National Association of Ogun State Students (NAOSS) held at the Tai Solarin College of Education (TASCE), Omu Ijebu, on Saturday, April 2.
It was gathered that no fewer than sixteen persons have so far lost their lives to cult clashes, mostly between the Eiye and Aiye groups, in different locations across the state in just two weeks. The incessant killings led to a declaration by president President Muhammadu Buhari who ordered security agencies to dismantle cultists in the state.
Although all the killings had occurred outside the campuses of tertiary institutions in the state, the student body is worried that if not curtailed, it might spread to the 13 tertiary institutions in the state.
They urged the state police command, State Security Service, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), and other security agencies to work with the Governor to truncate the killings before it escalates into their campuses.