A 500-level student of Electrical Electronics Engineering at the Cross River University of Technology was, on Monday, killed by suspected cultists on the campus of the institution in Calabar.
The victim, identified simply as James, was allegedly shot and cut with machetes in front of the Engineering Department.
It was gathered that James, who was in his final year, was taking his final examination when he was allegedly killed by suspected members of the Black Axe.
When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the school, Mr Onen Onen, said, “I am not in school now and I have not been briefed about anything like that.”
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Irene Ugbo, however, confirmed the incident and said the corpse had been removed and deposited in the mortuary.
“We don’t know which of the cults was responsible for the incident. We are still investigating, but no arrest has been made,” she stated.
As of the time of filing this report, some persons in black clothes suspected to be members of a rival cult were said to have invaded the school on a possible reprisal.