by Akan Ido
The Nigerian military is conducting a massive house-to-house search in Mubi, Adamawa State to arrest the perpetrators of the Mubi massacre where over twenty students of the Federal Polytechnic, Mubi were either shot or had their throats slit.
The gruesome attack which happened in the early hours of Tuesday has put residents of the town in a state of panic and students of the affected institution have been ordered by the school authorities to leave the school and go home as a measure to prevent an escalation of the crisis.
Abubakar Ahmed, head of the Red Cross in Adamawa State confirmed the military action saying, “The military is going house to house searching.
Many observers are quick to attributed the Mubi attack to the terrorist activities of the Boko Haram Islamic sect but others say the attack can be linked to a student election recently conducted in the institution.
This speculation was fueled by information from sources who said the attackers carefully identified their victims before carrying out their act.
Observers suggest a brewing ethnic tension between the predominantly Hausa students against the mainly Igbos involved in the election.
The town had already been under a 3pm to 6am curfew in the wake of last week’s raid, and it remained in place on Wednesday.
Reports say the military is working on a number of leads to apprehend the suspects but it is still not clear who the perpetrators of the Mubi massacre are, or what their motive is.