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Cult clash: CRUTECH students appeal for Navy’s intervention

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru

CALABAR—STUDENTS of Cross River University of Technology have appealed to the authorities of Eastern Naval Command to intervene in the raging war among rival cults in the university.

The students made the appeal through a delegation of Mr. and Miss Crutech, Wisdom Onem and Justina Opoji, respectively, when they paid a courtesy visit to the Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Naval Command, Rear Admiral Olufemi Ogunjimi, yesterday.

The duo, who requested the Navy to intervene in the series of cult clashes ravaging the institution, said residents of the institution, had been living in fear as a result of cult clashes by rival groups in the last three months.

Opoji said students of the institution were passing through difficult times as a result of the violent activities of the cult groups.

She said: “The pains we go throw as a result of the activities of these cult groups are increasing daily. Three weeks ago, a student union official was shot dead in front of one of our hostels. We are therefore seeking the intervention of the Navy to help address this problem.”

Responding, the FOC, Rear Admiral Ogunjimi promised to intervene in collaboration with other security agencies.


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