Authorities of Federal University of Agriculture ,
Makurdi , have shut down the institution
indefinitely following cult activities which led to
the death of four students and one security
The institution’s Information Officer, Mr Dzerka
Fanafa, said in Makurdi on Thursday that the
decision to close down the school was to prevent
further escalation of the crisis.
Fanafa told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)
that the crisis broke out on Tuesday in some of
the hostels built by independent developers and
resulted in the death of one student.
He said the university authority swiftly intervened
to contain the situation by inviting the security
agencies to prevent further hostilities by the
He said the crisis escalated when four people,
including a security guard working for a private
developer, was killed on Wednesday night by the
He said stakeholders held an emergency meeting
on Wednesday night and decided that students
leave the hostels before noon on Thursday.
Fanafa said the university Senate was expected
to meet later on Thursday to ratify the decision
taken at the meeting.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Benue, DSP
Moses Iyanmu, confirmed the incident but said
the situation had been brought under control.
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