The Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) has condemned the killing of its Deputy Registrar, Dr Amos Arijesuyo, by unknown gunmen on the Ilesa-Akure road.
The statement was issued on Monday in Akure by Mr Adebanjo Adegbenro, the university’s Deputy Director, Corporate Communications and Protocol. He described Arijesuyo’s death as a big loss to the institution and academia generally.
“It is a death that should not have happened because Arijesuyo is the hope of the management, staff, and students of FUTA.
“Our prayers and thoughts are with the wife, children, and family members of our departed colleague at this difficult period.
“May the good Lord grant the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss and grant the deceased eternal repose,” Adegbenro said.
The university authorities lauded the late deputy registrar as an erudite administrator and counselor per excellence.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Arijesuyo, was the Head, Guidance and Counseling Unit, Students Affairs Division of the institution, before his death. Arijesuyo died on Jan. 16, after he was attacked by unknown gunmen at about 5.30 pm. on the Ilesa-Akure road.
The FUTA official was said to be returning to Akure from a trip to Ibadan when his vehicle ran into an ambush by the gunmen.
The bandits, according to eye witness reports, shot severally at his vehicle, and Arijesuyo and his driver were hit by the bullets.
He was said to have died from gunshot wounds while his driver is recuperating at an undisclosed hospital.
Adegbenro, in his formal statement, called on security agencies to arrest the perpetrators of the dastardly act and make them face the full weight of the law.