The Kwara State Polytechnic has dismissed claims that the institution is under siege after police clash with suspected cultists in Lajolo, its neighbouring community.


The police had earlier said a student of the school was killed when some of the suspected cultists invaded the area between Friday and Saturday.

The incident was said to have elicited fear among residents in the area.

There were also rumours claiming that the face-off disrupted academic activities in the school due to students’ protest.


But according to NAN, the institution, in a statement by Yunus Abdulkadir, its spokesman, said there is no breakdown of law and order on its campus as claimed.

Abdulkadir said the clash has nothing to do with students of the institution, who he described as “law abiding citizens.”

“Meanwhile, the incident that occurred at Lajolo community early Saturday morning was between the police and Lajolo community and has nothing to do with the polytechnic students or the campus, as first semester CBT examinations are going on right now at the Campus without any disturbance,” it read.


“However, the management of the polytechnic has magnanimously accepted the plea of the students who could not make it to the campus before the blockage at Oyun.

“Their examinations will be rescheduled to another date, which will be communicated to them via their heads of the department.”

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