Residents of Ilara-mokin, Ondo state are now living in palpable fear over an alleged letter written by terrorist, threatening to attack Elizade University.
Elizade University, owned by the Chairman of Toyota, Michael Ade- Ojo, is located in Ilara-Mokin area of the state.
The letter was said to have been written by bandits to the community and submitted at a private radio station, Adaba I’m, close to the community.
The letter stated that “Ilara village should be ready for our attack, as it is the next target.”
The Alara of Ilara-mokin, In a Aderemi Adefehinti was also aware of the letter and he has circulated the information to the community through the towncrier.
Vanguard however gathered that parents who got wind of the letter rushed to the school to withdraw the children.
In an attempt to douse tension in the community, the registrar of Elizade University, Mr Omololu Adegbenro denied such letter.
He said.“As Management, it is important to clarify that no threat was issued by bandits/Fulani herdsmen to attack the community.
“This information has been strongly refuted by the management of Adaba FM, which has continued to inform members of the public through its news bulletins that no threat letter was delivered to the station.
“Also, the Alara of Ilara-Mokin has clarified that no threat was issued to the community.
“The Ondo State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has also clarified that no threat was issued by bandits/herdsmen to attack any community in the state.
“The State Police Public Relations Officer will address members of the public on this matter on Adaba FM.
“Members of the University community are enjoined to continue with their activities without fear or intimidation as every necessary arrangement has been put in place for the security of lives and property of staff and students.”
The spokesperson of the police command, Funmi Odunlami also described the letter as fake.
He urged the residents of the community to go about with their daily activities as security personnel have been deployed across the state.