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Security has been beefed up at the University of Lagos following a violent clash between two rival cult groups on Monday that left two students dead.

Over four police patrol vans have been deployed to maintain round-the-clock-surveillance on the campus following rumours of possible reprisal attack from rival cult groups.
The Dean of Students Affairs, Professor Olukayode Amund has drafted in more policemen from Sabo police station to avert further crisis.

Although the dean declined to reveal identity of the victims of the clash, it was gathered that the slain student was an extra final year of Science and Technology Education, while the other was a 300-level student of Surveying and Geoinfomatics.Professor Amund urged other students to go about their studies without fears, as the university had put in measures to guarantee their safety on campus.

In a related development, the Chief of Army Staff, Major General Azubuike Ihejirika, has called for a lasting solution to the recurring wave of religious and ethnic violence. He said such cases of violence constitute a threat to national security and urged Nigerians to live out the sacred wordings of the National Anthem and Pledge. Ihejirika made this call in his goodwill message delivered on yesterday at the sixth Annual Security Conference organized by the Institute of Security, Nigeria at the main auditorium of the University of Lagos .

The conference, which was declared open by the Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Adetokunbo Babatunde Sofoluwe, had in attendance many security personnel, including the Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corp, Dr John Adewale Abolurin, General Emmanuel Abisoye, representatives of Divisional Police Officers and other retired generals.

The Chief of Army Staff, who was represented by the General Officer Commanding 81 Division, Major General KTK Minimah, charged security practitioners in the country to brace-up for efficient conflict and dispute resolution for the peace of the country. Also speaking, the President of the institute, Professor Isaac Ayinde Adalemo, urged the government to make peace education compulsory for all citizens in the country in order to engender lasting peace.

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