Slaughter of Uniport Students: Monarch, 13 others Arrested, More Details

Before they were burnt alive

 

Information available to 247ureports.com obtained through sources within the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State indicate that the four [4] students slaughtered by the mob may have been the result of actions sanctioned by the community monarch of the Aluu in Rivers State.

The brutal beating, burning to death and video taping of the four University of Port Harcourt students whose names were reported as Ugonna, Lloyd, Tekana and Chidiaka was the result of official vigilante work setup by the community and authorized by the Rivers State government.

As gathered, the community of Aluu had experienced series of robberies and rampart killings – of which include rape of women and other violent crimes.

The community which has been described as a low income area populated by ex-militants – was said to take the rampart armed robberies and killings by the horns – and in so doing – the vigilante group set up a heightened watch over the community.

On the morning of the given day, believed to be Thursday or Friday [October 4 or 5, 2012], the community got information that the robbers had entered the community and had begun operations. Information had it that the robbers were tipped off of a wealthy man that had arrived to the community.

With the information of robbers having arrived to the community, the vigilante men were said to have blocked all entrances and exits of the community. At about 4:45am, the boys were nabbed by the vigilante men. They were five [5] at the time the vigilante approached them but one managed to escape.

The four boys were then dragged to the community head [Monarch] – where they were presented and questioned. During questioning, the stories of the four boys were said not to tally together. And so the beatings began. They were undressed and moments later they offered a “confession”.

Following the said “confession” the community head ‘gave’ the signal. An eyewitness said he gave a nod to the vigilante men who were dressed in a uniform – white and blue polo shirt.

The four boys were then paraded around the community while being beaten. The parade ended at a square where they were displayed to the community. The people of the community gathered to watch the beating of the four boys – who the Monarch had given the blessing for the lives to be taken.

As the beating continued – some within the community were said to have pleaded on behalf of the boys – asking that their lives be spared. But the pleadings fell on deaf ears. The beating continued till the vigilante men poured petrol on the boys and lit them on fire – with tires hanging on their necks.

They burned alive. And as they burned, none of the members of the community moved to save them.

The school administration is yet to make a comment on the incident but the head of the ASU Port Harcourt Branch, Dr. Adiele [a lecture at Uniport] told 247ureports.com that he was not aware of the incident and that he is confident that the incident was not at Uniport or involving Uniport students. The student government is yet to speak on the case.

Interestingly, the police have made arrests. Thirteen persons have been arrested including the Chief of the Community, stated the Police Public Relations Officer [PPRO]; Ben Ugwuegbunam.  “The suspects are being interrogated by crack detectives from SCID department”.

The police also pleaded with the Uniport students to reman calm.

The students are reportedly on rampage, burning markets houses and attacking the community members some of who watched and filmed the horrendous killing of the students with their phones.

 

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  1. Drake alozie October 14, 2012 at 6:48 pm -

    What kind of community is dis, God please save us 4m d hand of men. I reather die dam have any thing 2 do with any body 4m aluu. Aluu is a cause village.

  2. Clinton obiora amaechi October 14, 2012 at 4:59 pm -

    The heart of man is indeed full of wickedness.what will be the reward for this inhumanity.i swear if i have my way i’d feed them all to the sharks starting with the lowlife and brianless monarch who gave the order.

  3. tolu October 11, 2012 at 8:28 pm -

    “following the said confession” What confession? If i may ask

  4. tolu October 11, 2012 at 8:25 pm -

    “following then said confession” what confession? if a may ask.

  5. Ebere October 11, 2012 at 10:22 am -

    “Let he who is without sin be the first to cast a stone” dose it mean the Aluu ppl are without sins? Only God can handle the case. May their souls rest in peace Amen

  6. ONE CHANCE October 10, 2012 at 11:30 pm -

    @Big Joe Uni-Port

    So you know the 4 guys.make una still tell the world what really and truly happened and save us the stress of wondering who was right and who was wrong. One thing for sure the main truth is not yet out. Let the police find out the truth for us to know. May their soul R.I.P

  7. Kan October 10, 2012 at 11:23 pm -

    Diz issue is painful to me even if i am nt 1 of d boiz family.it takes alot to take a human life and den burn them,d allu community acted wrongly,takin the lives of the boys brought nothing good instead it brought sorrow and to think that the boys would have been hoping dat some1 would save them,xo sad,dis is all linked to d bad presidency rendered by president badluck

  8. tega October 10, 2012 at 3:47 pm -

    I don’t care what these students did,all i know is he who lives by the gun must die by that same Gun,Since the chief of the community nodded in approval for their execution,He and ever other person involved in this Brutal act should be beaten round the town Mercilessly and burnt to death…… FINAL…

  9. sunny October 10, 2012 at 11:19 am -

    i think the cheif should be handed over to the student by the police,for equl brutal punishment.

  10. Nwene Ejike October 10, 2012 at 10:49 am -

    I am really disturbed at what is happening in my country and govt is practically doing nothing. All these stem from the fact that nobody is punished for their crime. Imagine killing four prominent youth for nothing. My heart bleeds , I have not being able to sleep. I think about my kids all the time. What are we turning to in this country.

  11. chima October 10, 2012 at 5:02 am -

    @ stone,you are a foolish ikwere man,did u see any weapon shown by ur killer brothers,envy will kill u pple.

  12. erick moore October 10, 2012 at 12:14 am -

    @ stone shout up!!!! where u there how come u come to conclusion that actually that the boys where robbers,,is all a set up..we are in the system and knows what happened..as for the foolish aluu pple they will surely rip what they sow!!!Retard brains,bush pple at this 21st century they still dnt knw wht time is it…That entire Aluu community is a cursed land..and shld be wiped out frm the face of the earth as a whole..wicked pple!!!!

  13. Big Joe Uni-Port October 10, 2012 at 12:05 am -

    @ stone shout up!!!! where u there how come u come to conclusion that actually that the boys where robbers,,is all a set up..we are in the system and knows what happened..as for the foolish aluu pple they will surely rip what they sow!!!Retard brains,bush pple at this 21st century they still dnt knw wht time is it…That entire Aluu community is a cursed land..and shld be wiped out frm the face of the earth as a whole..wicked pple!!!!

  14. Gruco October 9, 2012 at 11:08 am -

    This is a wicked act from that community, beside killing shouldn’t be their duty, there duty is to arrest and hand over to the police to detain, plz Nigeria police,plz let the vigillantes know what they are suppose to do,than killing of Nigeria undergraduates, what future are we expecting in our country? Plz this is touching!!!,plz government should look into this matter!

  15. heartbroken October 8, 2012 at 10:59 pm -

    The Land of Aluu is CURSED for the blood of these innocent boys. their blood will never go untrained. how can you equate human lives with common laptop or phone. This is an act of pure hatred and jealousy. Mind you, you have your sons and daughters their own place who are welcome and protected. The God of Justice shall agents their death on your head. WICKED GENERATION!!!

  16. Engr.wunti October 8, 2012 at 9:02 pm -

    Dis is worst dan militant in d south, and is worst dan bokoharam in d north. So students in uniport u most take measures agains dis evil community.

  17. engineer wunti October 8, 2012 at 5:54 pm -

    Dis is worst dan militant in d south and is worst dan boko haram in d north god help oder students frm dis evil community

  18. ABUGU AUGUSTINE October 8, 2012 at 4:33 pm -

    Nigerians! look at what is happening to our country, see how we are creating hell for ourselves through killings, bombings, kidnappings, robberies, rapings, religious intolerance, ethnic sentiments and so many other social and moral vices. Let’s learn to appreciate our diferences and manage our situations, let’s stand up and say no to vices no mather the temptations to commit them by so doing we shall be swinging in the will of God and his blessings shall be upon us. Reflect a while my fellow Nigerians for the souls of those who have lost their lives in various ways.

  19. Oma October 8, 2012 at 4:07 pm -

    Oh! My God I can’t stop crying.
    Since this President took over all manner of ills and atrocities abound in Nigeria. Who is real in charge in that society

  20. sol October 8, 2012 at 2:31 pm -

    I’m so heart broken! Justice should be done. I can’t begin to imagine what their parents will go through. This is not a nice way to lose a loved one. Lord help their souls.

  21. Stone October 8, 2012 at 1:20 pm -

    Jungle justice is something that has always happened in Nigeria. It is a consequence of lack of trust in the ability of the Government to protect the people. People simply lash-out out of frustration. I have witnessed a few of those meted out to suspected criminals. While it’s unfortunate, people who have lost loved ones to these criminals will hardly hesitate to through the first stone. Sometimes people fear that when you hand these people over to the police, they sooner than later come out and when they do, they’ll come after you. In this particular case, eyewitnesses confirmed that the boys were caught red handed with dangerous weapons having gone to rob somebody whom they’ve been tipped off was having a large amount of money. Seems like the classical case of ‘everyday for the thief but one day for the owner of the property’. My advice is that young people should desist from robbery. Also, police should get more effective and do their job of policing so they can nab the criminals before they fall into the hand of the mob.

  22. Eyisi Philip October 8, 2012 at 12:46 pm -

    This is toally wrong and condemnable. Unacceptable!!! Thank God for cameras, at least Govt and parents can start from somewhere to handle this case.
    Dont be surprised that these students may be innocent of whatever the accussations, but just for jungle justice.
    Whoever thinks otherwise should please put himself in the shoes of the parents and siblings of the deceased.
    May God help us.

  23. patricia October 8, 2012 at 10:57 am -

    It is a show of shame for a community head to give a go ahead to take the lives of those boys. Since when did he become the court of law, to decide when to take lives? All those who took part in the beating, how many times of they stolen or killed? Please, don’t get me wrong, am not saying what the students did were right, but is not for the communit to take laws in to their own hands. And where was the police the whole time? No police on patrol, no body to run to the station to report the incident? Or there is no police station or police post. I could not even finish watching the video, I felt so sick.

  24. akunna October 8, 2012 at 8:53 am -

    Its a big shame to that aluu community, their village head, the police and the govt. May their souls rest in perfect peace. Pls uniport students should attend their burial so that their family members won’t die of shame.

  25. Osakwe-Ogo Blessing October 8, 2012 at 8:02 am -

    The rate at which human lives are terminated in Nigeria is disturbing, the Authorities must do some thing very fast. As for Vigilantes, in as much as their services are necessary, they have no right to kill, people arrested by them shld be handed over to the Police. Vigilantes are some times used to settle scores which I suspect might the case in the UNIPORT saga. Were they caught with stolen items? God save Nigeria