A new twist to the secret cult activities in Nigerian Universities emerged in the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) with two cult groups jointly issuing a statement denying involvement in the recent killings in the university and promising to work with the administration to nab the killers.
The academic community woke up to its regular chores on Monday with "a group of well dressed students circulating" bundles of a one-page document titled "To Whom It May Concern" computer-typed with fluid use of language and closed with "Airlords and Landlords."
Sources, who understood the language explained to THISDAY that the Airlords referred to the Eiye confraternity, while the Landlord referred to the Black Axe confraternity.
According to the document made available by the source; which had the word "we" said "This is simply to inform the University of Ilorin authorities that we are aware of the resurgence, clear evident violence that has plagued our beloved peaceful school."
They asserted that "we want to totally denounce the following to the school. "We have nothing to do with the recent violence of the previous months."
The groups posited, "it has come to our awareness/notice that the perpetrators of this violent acts are some foreign bodies from other schools based on which we advice the school to take the following precautions."
The three items are: "to make a thorough demand for students identity card at the gate before entry; to be wary of strange and unfamiliar faces and persons. We intend and we are willing, if given the opportunity, to work in partnership with the Dean, student affairs, in the future event of any breakdown of law, order and peace."
Meanwhile, the 200 level engineering student killed last week has been identified as Mr. Akinkuowo Bashir. Three other students and a Geography lecturer, Dr. Abiodun Sunday Adeyemi, were all killed in the University vicinity in the last three days after which there were reported shootings into the air in the evening hours.