Yesterday, June 8, unknown gunmen suspected to be cultists reportedly killed seven people at the Federal University of Agriculture(FUAM) in Makurdi, Benue state.

According to DailyTrust, the victims were six students of the institution living in a private lodge within the university vicinity known as Shammah hostel and a private guard of the lodge.

It was learnt that five out of the seven corpses were discovered in one of the rooms while one was found along a foot path to the hostel.

The incident was confirmed by the university's Head of Public Relations Unit, Mrs. Rosemary Waku who also expressed shock at the violent occurrence.


Waku also mention that the incident might be connected to another cultists' attack which led to the death of one student on Monday, June 6. It as believed that the deceased belonged to a cult group that came for reprisal on Tuesday night.

Mrs. Waku has condemned the incident and called on both staff as well as students of the institution to remain calm while the university authority work to ensure safety of all.

When Contacted, the State Public Police Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Moses Yamu, confirmed the evacuation of five corpses, stressing that preliminary assessment showed that the students were killed in a cult related activities.