The management of Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri, Imo State has imposed a 7:00pm curfew on students of the institution following a cult war which has claimed three lives. The notice which took effect on October 14, 2015, urged students to cease all movement from 7:00pm because of the security challenges the campus is facing.
“Following some security challenges around the Polytechnic community, I write to direct that all movements after 7:00pm should be restricted.
In effect, anyone found wandering within the campus would be required to properly identify himself/herself and state his/her mission. All those who have finished their examinations and have no other business on campus are advised to go home to their families”, the memo signed by the Registra Mr. I. M. Aligbe reads.
The Welfare Director of the Students Union Government [SUG] urged students to comply with the directive, stating that the three lives which have been lost already should be enough.
He said: “There is a very big war between some groups in Federal Poly Nekede. Now, 3 men are down since Monday till now! And Rector, the Town Unions led by the traditional rulers of Umudiba, Umuerim, and Umuoma in Nekede are trying their best to stop this act and provide adequate security needed to guide you. Know the social activity u are involved in!
“Don’t keep late at night and also know the kind phone you use and were you go with it. it’s very tough now that many have graduated. If you leave at back-gate don’t go so lonely to school”
Although the SUG statement reads that three people have been killed, other sources say that a total of six students have lost their lives in the cult clash.