One of the causalities of the AAU cult killing during a graduation party at the school yesterday, was a corps member, Ugwi Mary Martha, serving in Niger State. Martha, a Banking and Finance graduate of the institution, was visiting a friend who just graduated, when she was caught up in the tragic event that occurred after a fight broke out at a bar at Judges quarters, Ekpoma. One of the men involved in the fight was reported to have left the scene only to return with his friends with guns and opened fire on his opponent and other people that were there present.
Nigerians have however reacted to the cult killing incident in the school and most people called for the closure of the school.
One of those, who called for the closure of the institution, Josephine Ajanaku, with the handle, @queen_toy said:
“I think the school needs to be shut down, this is too much.”
Another user, Osa @droptop_osa said:
“Not close down permanently but temporarily till they get to the root of the matter. 10 deaths one night is too much.”
Ehiogs Gracy @ehiogsgracy, joined the call for the closure of the school as she said:
“pls AAU should be closed. The rate at which students die during graduation is alarming, with this I can’t even say I graduated from that school, what a loss ??????????????????”
Other social media users like Akano Iyke Raymond, @_iykeofficial, disagree that the school should be closed. He reasoned that this incident shouldn’t be used to judge the school negatively as many great minds have graduated from the institution.
” Coman shut it down na. What about great individuals that graduated from the school.”
Joy Aimalohi @Joy_aimalohi said:
“I don’t think the school has anything to do with their deaths, the shootout was not even inside the school compound so why close down a school when the school is not the one telling the students to fight and kill themselves.”