The spate of cult killings have gone on an increase since the beginning of 2016, often occurring in the South-Southern and South-Eastern part of Nigeria
The story of violent clashes between rival cult group reaches Abia State University as two students have been reportedly beheaded, while a woman was left with a warning.
This incident which occurred at Pego 1 Lodge on the university premises, is said to be a retaliation to the killing of a final year MBL student suspected to be a cultist.
The incident marked a sudden return to violence in the university, which had been cooling off from many activities of cultism which it is known to engage in the past.
In January 2013, a 400 level law student of Abia State University, Mr. Obinna Obasi Awa was allegedly murdered by a cult group.
It was however claimed that the student died because he was not able to withstand the rigours of initiation, but his father, Barrister Awa Obasi, strongly believed that Obinna was murdered by his friends, thereafter demanding justice.
Conscious of the presence of cultism in the university, its Vice-Chancellor, Professor Chibuzo Ogbuagu while welcoming the new students into the institution in February 2015 advised them to shun cultism. He described it as a menace to the society and a hindrance to their successs.
Reprisal attacks has been a common occurrence in Abia State University, an institution established in an environment where acts of violence were built to thrive.