Cultists Attack, Injure Four LASPOTECH Muslim Students
Suspected cultists numbering about 20 Monday night stormed the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN) hostile at Ikorodu injuring four.
Those injured were said to be students of the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu, who were asleep at the time their attackers struck.
They were identified as Masud Sanusi, Sherif Muhammad, Kazeem Adebayo and Salawu Jamiu.
It was gathered that the cultists had earlier stormed the premises in the guise of looking for a rival cultist and some items he might have dropped there.
The Nation learnt that when they did not see anything, the hoodlums left only to return around 9pm and started attacking occupants of the hostile.
According to the state’s MSSN President, Dr. Saheed Ashafa, the attack was to forcefully initiate a Muslim student.
He said: “Our members in Ikorodu were attacked by cultists in their hostel last night (Monday). According to the report sent to me on Tuesday, they (the attackers) were actually trying to initiate a brother (Muslim student) in Ordinary National Diploma (OND) one (part time).
“So they wanted to intimidate the MSSN hostel where he resides to get their way. I was informed that the cultists have been threatening him from school with the support of a lecturer.
“They had access to the hostel at first by claiming that they are searching for their missing item but later said they were looking for a student who usually hung around the hostile.
“They left and around 9pm, returned numbering about 20 and started attacking our brothers. One was seriously injured and three others sustained minor injuries.
“When I got there four of the suspects have been arrested and handed over to the school security. They were interrogated and released but the school management said they would investigate the matter and get all those involved.
“They said they allowed them to go because they need to get all those who took part in the attack. They also said that some of the suspects already have previous cases hanging on their necks.”
Irked by the attack, MSSN LASPOTECH chapter described the attack as injustice of the greatest order, which they would not condone.