In the early hours of Monday, the 6th of May 2019, students of the Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, woke up to a threatening message believed to have been sent by the same cult group that attacked a party, which was held on Friday the 2nd of May at the historic Africa Amphitheater of the University campus for a popular Nigerian musician known as Zlatan.
The broadcast, which was shared on the WhatsApp group chat for different departments and faculties in the school, reads as follows:
‘So Zlatan was coming to Ife, Ko ya base wa. Son of the yellow soil did not come to bow to the soil.
We did not take it to heart. We did not ruin his show.
Information now got to me that the boys I sent to ensure that sanity is quality. Awon omo ile that I sent to put everything in order and prepare to sina laye. To expand the base. To settle the opodi akese si danu u egun.
You beat my boys. While they were in the body of blood.
You mutilated them. E tu Ko won sinu van, you took them to your security station.
Alaye yin ma baje ni.
Not to do long talk. The yellow viper will crawl over Obafemi Awolowo University
Blood will flow.
We will go from every hostel to every hostel.
We will wash your school with the sins of your people.
Motu gbo nipa Awon Man o War.
We will burn down your base and tie you to the pole.
June 1st. You can call the whole Nigeria army to defend your school.
Nothing go save this bloodshed.
Never forget how you take helpless for 1999. Ta Awon omo okun dudu baye yin je.
For every one of our people that you take. We go take 7.
Blood for blood.
The eyes that sees all.’
Reacting to this, students of the University have been more cautious and outwardly afraid for their lives as the OAU has held a longstanding tradition of being cult-free. Concerned students now call on the management of the institution to ensure that there is adequate security inside and outside the university’s campus.
“We might be thinking this is just a mere threat but they (the cult group) might be very serious about it,” many of the students emphasised.
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