The recent cults rivalry and supremacy war at the Rivers State University (RSU) between suspected Vikings and Ku Klux Klans cult groups has claimed the life of a 400level student of the institution.
But for the timely intervention of DPOs of Azikiwe and Nkpolu Divisional headquarters, Octopus Strike Force, it would have spread outside the campus.
The Police proactive response prevented the student cultists from spread the cult wars to outside campus which lead to the arrest of the 300 level student of Rivers State University RSU who was caught attempting to escape after he shot and killed a final year student of same institution.
The 300 level student suspect who has been identified as Wisdom, but commonly known as Peruzzi is a Architectural Science student from Khana Local Government is said to be an in-law/foster-son to Hon. Prince Ngbor, member Rivers State House of Assembly, Representing Khana Constituency 2, a source close to the family said.
We also gathered that the deceased 400 level student was a cult member who had been on the wanted list of the rival cult.
Though the university confirmed the cult war but a statement issued by the registrar of RSU on the killing On Wednesday did not address the concern of observers.
The statement blamed social media for portraying the school as being unsafe.
A security analyst who spoke on the issue said.
”Every right thinking person will express concern after the Police arrested and recovered gun from the suspected assailant and also recovered gun from the deceased victim while undressing him at the mortuary. It is a clear indication that the students/groups involved were already prepared for the battle ahead.
Our source also alleged that a short gun was also found on the dead body of the final year student who was shot dead by Perruzi as at the time of depositing his body at the mortuary.
The police also confirmed that gun was on the deceased body
When contacted, media aide of the assembly member, Egere Kpughinaneea, dismissed the allegations, stressing that the police should be allowed to conclude its investigation.