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Report says, the Vice-Chancellor of University of Abuja, Prof. Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah, has authorized the suspension of 24 students indefinitely for their alleged engagement in cultism.

It was gathered that, the Head of Information and University Relations, Dr. Habib Yakoob, on Friday, disclosed the VC directed that the students should appear before the Students Disciplinary Committee(SDC) for further investigation.

He said “It will 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"

Continuing, he added that, “this is the first batch of arrested students to be suspended by the university management. Out of the 24 suspended students, who cut across various faculties including Science, Arts, Social Science, 7 were in 400 level; 10 in 300 level; 6 in 200 level and one spill-over student.

“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".

He concluded by assuring the students and staff of the university of maximum protection, and that measures have been put in place to arrest any other suspect to serve as a deterrent to others and urged the university community to be vigilant at all times.

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