Suspected cultists attack LASPOTECH, injured four students
Four students were reported injured in an attack carried out by suspected cultists on some students of the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu campus.
It was reported that the attack was carried out on Monday mid night.
A source said the suspected cultists stormed the students’ hostel, claiming to search for a stolen laptop.
It was gathered that when the suspected cultists initially stormed the hostel Monday evening, they were repelled by the students.
It was also gathered that one of the residents of the hostel, who is a National Diploma, fresher student, had earlier been invited for initiation by the cultists.
“When they first came in the afternoon, they said they were searching for a missing item. They said the person that stole it passed through the estate. We engaged them and they failed in their attempt to gain entrance.
“Suddenly, around few minutes past 09pm, a larger group came and started calling the name of one of us in the hostel to come out.
“Immediately they called his name, we remembered that he once told us that some people were disturbing him to join a cult group. Some of us went out and we asked others to protect him in seclusion. Four of us were eventually injured.”
Spoken with punch on telephone, on Tuesday, the President of the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria in Lagos State, Dr. Saheed Ashafa, lamented that the hostel attacked was predominantly occupied by male Muslim students in the institution.
He explained that the situation report sent to the MSSN in Lagos State by its LASPOTECH branch indicated that the target of the attackers was to ‘capture’ a Muslim student in the hostel for initiation.
He said, “Our members in Ikorodu were attacked by cultists in their hostel last night (Monday).
“According to the report sent to me early this morning (Tuesday), they (the attackers) were actually trying to initiate a brother (Muslim student) in ND one (part time), so they wanted to intimidate the MSSN hostel where he resides to get their way.
“I was informed that they (the cultists) have been threatening him from school with the support of a lecturer. They had access to the hostel at first by claiming that they are searching for their missing laptop but challenged. They later went there in multitude. Some brothers sustained injuries but have been treated and discharged.”
Ashafa said the incident has been reported to police authorities and school management.