The environs of Kogi State University was in disarray after thirteen students of the institution were reportedly killed by some people suspected to be cult members between Friday and Monday.
According to reports, a 300-level student of Geography, Oloruntoba Godwin, and Ajikeye Richard of the department of Accountancy, a 200-level student, who are both indigenes of Ijumu Local Government Area of the state were killed in the attack.
It was reported that students that got injured during the incident were rushed to the hospital while the environs of the institution were tensed.
This saw some students of the institution travel out of the town.
It was reported that the incident started after a student of Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja suspected to be a kingpin of a cult group was said to have been killed.
The killing of the suspected kingpin of a cult group by another cult linked to the state university led to a reprisal attack as the cult group had allegedly threatened to kill 12 students in retaliation.
An eyewitness stated that the incident started on Friday when three students were hacked down in the campus while nine others were killed at different places including a 200 level female student and her boyfriend.
A further report revealed that the killing took place at the Stadium Road and Our Lady Fatima Lodge where the victims were said to have been brutally murdered and their body parts dismembered.
A source who spoke to newsmen condemned the dastardly act and demanded immediate investigation, arrest and prosecution of the criminals behind the murder.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Busari, confirmed the incident but noted that only three students were killed.
He added that no arrest has been made so far but that crack detectives have been drafted into the school to put an end to the killings.