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UniAbuja Suspends 24 Students For Alleged Cultism

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The Vice Chancellor, University of Abuja, Professor Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah, has approved the indefinite suspension of 24 students of the University for their alleged Involvement in cultism.

It would be recalled that the Police on 15th March 2020 arrested 46 students suspected to be cult members, following a tip-off from the University Safety Office in close collaboration with the community vigilantes, while they were planning to conduct initiation in Gwako village along Gwagwalada Road, Abuja.
A statement by the spokesman of the institution, Dr. Habib Gallon said that the students were the the first batch to be suspended by the University Management.
The statement said that out of the 24  suspended students, who cut across various faculties, including Science, Arts, Social Science,  seven  were  in  400  leve, 10  in  300 level, six in  200 level and one is what is referred to as “spill-over student.”
The statement said that the affected students have been directed by the University authority to handover all property in their possession and vacate the hostels immediately.
The Vice Chancellor, who relied on the University Law clearly spelt out to the students during their orientation exercise, and for which a matriculation oath was taken, has also directed that the students be made to appear before the Students’ Disciplinary Committee for further investigation.
“The University Management wishes to reiterate that it has zero tolerance for cultism and other related misconduct in the University, and is determined  to, after due diligence,  punish  any staff or student who violates the university rules and regulations.
“The University community is urged to be vigilant at all times and accordingly report any suspicious activities within the university that could undermine the safety and peaceful co-existence of its members.
“The University administration assures students and staff of the University, of its maximum   protection, and that measures have been put in place to arrest any other suspect to serve as deterrent to others.”

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