Students of the Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun State, on Thursday, went on the rampage following the killing of a graduate of the institution, Hassan Adedeji, by a suspected cultists.
Hassan was said to be awaiting his call-up letter for the National Youth Service Corps programme while the second victim was said to be an Okadaman.
Sources in the community said the victims were shot dead around the Bode area, a few meters away from the polytechnic’s main gate, Wednesday night.
Angered by the development, students of the polytechnic on Thursday took to the streets in groups to protest.
The Public Relations Officer for the polytechnic, Sola Lawal, confirmed the incident and commiserated with the colleagues and family of the deceased.
He said, “Hassan Adedeji, a Higher National Diploma graduate of Banking and Finance of our polytechnic awaiting his call-up letter, as well as an Okada rider, were shot dead yesterday, Wednesday night.
“The polytechnic management is sad because of this unfortunate incident. But I want to use this medium to appeal to our students to remain calm and be law-abiding, while we await the outcome of police investigation into the circumstances that led to the killing.”
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Yemisi Opalola, said the state Commissioner of Police, Wale Olokode, had ordered that the suspects be apprehended and brought to justice.
She said, “One Rasidi Okolu, a suspected cultist, is the prime suspect and the Commissioner of Police has said he cannot be in a state where an individual or a group will become a threat to other residents.
"Wherever he is, he will be brought to justice.”