The management of the Federal Polytechnic in Auchi on Tuesday debunked reports making the rounds across media platforms except for Naija News, suggesting that the institution was shut down due to cult-related killings.

Eye9ja reports that this comes after the reported killing of about five persons who were killed in a cult war that began last weekend.

While speaking on the closure of academic activities in the institution, Musa Oshiobugie, the Spokesman for the institution, in a statement said students are only on vacation.

Oshiobugie in his statement clarified that the reported cult killings and violence happened at Iyakpi, a community that is two kilometres away from Auchi, adding that two students were killed, but furthered that no student of the institution was affected.

The statement reads as thus; “The polytechnic has been on holidays for the past one week when the students finished with their examinations and the hostels were vacated.

“A school already on holiday cannot be shut. What appears to drive this rumour is a reported violent incident that occurred in Iyakpi, a town two kilometres from Auchi.

“Preliminary reports show that no student of the polytechnic is among the reportedly dead.”

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