The kogi state command, Kogi has denied that thirteen students of the Students of Kogi State University, (KSU) Anyigba were killed.
In statement by DSP William Ovye Aya, Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), who however agree that some students were killed, said that
the figures released on the reported killings was false, saying that it was capable of misleading the public on the security situations in Kogi State.
The statement was coming against the backdrop of killings at the state owned University as a result of cult was which allegedly broke out amongst rival cult groups last week.
clarifying the issue, Ovye confirmed
that one Justice Keke, a 300 Level student of physics Dept was killed on campus after theatre Arts production, on November 1st 2019
while unidentified corpse was in an in an undeveloped building behind the university on the 2nd of November, 2019.
The statement added that one Abdulraman Usman, a 200 level student of History Dept was also killed at his father’s lodge, New gateway at about 6 .30pm the same week and on the same day, two corpse who were identified as Olaruntoba Godwin a 400 level student of Geo/planning department and Ajileye Richard, 200 level Accounting were found inside the bush behind Harbor bay hotel Anyigba.
He ascerted a total of five persons killed and not thirteen being carried in the media, (Not Guardian)
According to Ovye, the Commissioner of Police urge all peace loving citizens of Kogi State and the country at large to discountenance such misleading information but gravitate towards issues that will bring peace in the State.
“The Commissioner of Police wish to use this medium to reassures members of the public that, the Nigeria Police Force shall deploy all its machineries with an elaborate security arrangement in synergy with other security agencies to provide a secure environment for all eligible voters to exercise their franchise without fear of intimidation and molestation. And equally deal decisively with any Political thugs or hoodlums who may want to disrupt the electoral process.
“The CP equally urged members of the public to always report any incident to the Police for prompt response.