The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) on Wednesday raised concern over increasing ritual killings within the university community and called on the police including other security agencies to secure the area effectively.
At a media briefing, the ASUU Abraka branch chairman, Professor Abel Diakpoaromre who spoke to journalists condemned the abduction and subsequent murder of Miss Elozino Ogege, a 300 level Student of the university, regretting that if urgent steps were taken to curb the incidences of ritual killings, the university might be faced with total desolate and fear of the unknown.
He noted that the Delta State University over her short period of existence has become a reputable institution and one of the most sought-after universities in Nigeria and tasked all the relevant security agencies not to allow the university’s name to be tarnished by criminal elements who are now brazenly identified as Yahoo-Yahoo boys.
He said, ” The surging spate of criminality in the town does not only pose a threat to students, staff of the university and other residents but also a slure to the entire image of the state and the nation, it’s not fair and the security agents must do something about it faster, we are worried and not happy with the current situation that May put the university in a bad light”
While sympathizing with the family of miss Elozino Ogege, Professor Diakpoaromre described the death of the student as unfortunate and irreparable loss and called on parents to redouble their efforts to ensure their children are properly monitored in their activities.
It would be recalled that miss Ogege was allegedly murdered by suspected fraudsters after she was declared missing by the police and was later found dead with parts of her body removed.