The management of University of Port Harcourt, Choba, Rivers State, yesterday condemned the gruesome killing of its students by irate mob at Omokere-Aluu community last Friday.
The school has declared a seven-day mourning, suspending all school activities including its students’ union week which would have commenced yesterday.
Speaking to newsmen at the main campus of the institution, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Joseph Ajienka, flanked by other principal officers, described the killing of the students as a horrendous crime, stressing that the university is totally against such act of jungle justice.
He confirmed that three of the deceased persons were students of the university. They were identified as Biringa Lordson, a year two Theatre Arts student; Ugonna Obuzor, a year two Geology student and Mike Toku, a year two Civil Engineering student.
Although, the fourth person killed alongside the others was identified as Tekena Erikena, the university said efforts were still on to confirm if he was its student.
The VC however dispelled allegations that students of the university were mobilizing to invade Omokere-Aluu community on a reprisal attack emphasizing that lawlessness will not be condoned.
Prof. Ajienka commiserated with the bereaved families and friends while calling on security operatives to fish out those behind the unfortunate incident.