A heartbreaking incident unfolded at the Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED) in Ijagun, Ogun State, when Ahmed Ayinla Fabiyi, a final year student, was brutally murdered by suspected cultists. Fabiyi, who was studying History and Diplomatic Studies, was about to sit for his final paper when tragedy struck.

The attack, which took place around 3 pm on Wednesday, appeared to be a part of a renewed clash between the Eiye and Aiye cult groups. According to witnesses, the attackers disguised themselves as friends who had come to surprise Fabiyi for his birthday. Under this pretense, they lured him out of the examination hall.

“Everyone thought they were celebrating his birthday until he was dragged to a bushy part of the institution’s technical workshop and attacked,” said Mrs. Ayotunde Odubela, the university’s Public Relations Officer. It was only when the attackers began dragging Fabiyi towards a secluded area that their true intentions became clear. Despite the efforts of the school’s security unit, who arrived swiftly on the scene, the assailants had already beaten and macheted Fabiyi.

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The injured student was immediately taken to the school medical center, and from there, he was referred to the General Hospital in Ijebu Ode. Tragically, Fabiyi succumbed to his injuries before he could reach the Babcock University Teaching Hospital.

The loss of Fabiyi, who was a former student leader under the Students Union Government (SUG), has left the TASUED community in mourning. The school has reported the incident to the police, and the Ogun State police command has begun an investigation. According to the police spokesman, Omolola Odutola, raids on suspected cultists’ hideouts in the area are already underway.

This devastating event has sent shockwaves through the university, highlighting the urgent need for heightened security measures to protect students from such senseless violence. The TASUED community remembers Fabiyi not only as a promising student but also as a dedicated leader who served his peers with distinction.