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23-year-old NOUN student killed by suspected cultists in Ilorin

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A 23-year-old Computer Science student of the National Open University in Ilorin, Mohammed Isiaka, was on Tuesday murdered by suspected cultists in the Kwara state capital.

Police report said information on the incident revealed that “at about 1630hrs, some boys suspected to be cultists visited a house at Akerebiata area of Ilorin, attacked one Mohammed Isiaka ‘m’ aged 23yrs, a computer science student of the Open University Ilorin and shot him in the chest.”

Spokesman of the state police command, SP Okasanmi Ajayi, in a statement in Ilorin on Tuesday, said, “Policemen from ‘C’ Division who raced to the scene on receipt of the information, took the victim to UITH, where he was confirmed dead by a doctor on duty.”

The spokesman said the corpse of the victim has been deposited for autopsy.

He further stated that the Commissioner of Police, Kwara State, Tuesday Assayomo, has ordered a discreet and result- oriented investigation into the matter.

The CP advised the good people of the state, particularly the residents of the area, to go about their lawful businesses as adequate security arrangements have been emplaced to forestall any reprisal attack.

The Police Commissioner also assured that the perpetrators of the heinous act would be fished out and prosecuted.