Persons suspected to be cultists have shot dead a final year student of the Cross-River University of Technology, (CRUTECH).

The victim, gathered, was a 400-level student of the Department of Elementary Education.

According to an eyewitness, the victim, Felix was also butchered beyond recognition opposite the SUG Secretariat, in the Calabar Campus of the institution on Thursday, October 3.

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One of the eyewitnesses revealed that the late Felix was “shot dead at about 3:09pm as the Neo Black Movement were having a parade in the school vicinity opposite the SUG Secretariat in preparation for the cultural day”, an event in the Students’ Week which was ongoing.

“Immediately we heard the gunshots, many people started running to avoid stray bullets which were shot sporadically.”

“First, we thought it was a knockout, but after a few seconds, students started running, shouting and taking cover from any available building. After a while, the security personnel who normally station at the Gate drove in, but the perpetrators had gone.”

“We heaved a sigh of relief after seeing the police. Some of us rushed to the point, just in front of the Bank to know what was going on, only for us to see a guy lying in a pool of his blood – shot severally and butchered at the same time. A girl standing beside me said she knows the guy. She said his name is Felix and a 4/4 Level student of the Department of Elementary Education.

“We are no longer safe in the school. The security agencies should do something. The school management and the Government should put on more tight security measures to safeguard us. It’s becoming worse as each day passes by,” the student said.

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), DSP Irene Ugbo, said that the body had been disposed in a morgue, while investigations were ongoing to unravel the cause of the killing.