Cultists’ threat: OAU assures of campus safety


The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ilé-Ifẹ̀ has assured members of the University Community and the public of their safety. This is following the online circulation of a message threatening to attack the campus on 1st June.

In a release by the OAU spokesperson, Mr Abiodun Olanrewaju, the university dismissed the open letter purportedly issued by a pseudonymous “Cultists of Aloha clan” threatening to invade our University campus.

In the said threatening message, the “cultists” vowed to “rain bullets of death, sorrow and grief on innocent students”.

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But Olanrewaju, in the release sent to said it was not ideal for the University to respond to such an open letter, detailing what the management was 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, or 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, having informed 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.”

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The University management assured all parents and, or guardians that “the security of their children and wards is guaranteed and that the students are advised to go about their normal academic activities without any apprehension, but should be security conscious and quickly report any strange movement to the appropriate organ of the university.”

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