Cultists set Nigerian student ablaze for refusing to join

 Cultists set Nigerian student ablaze for refusing to join

A university in Nigeria has confirmed an incident where a final year student was attacked and set ablaze for refusing to join a cult.

The student was rescued and is being treated at hospital with serious burn wounds.

The Osun State University administration said on Monday that it was working with the police to ensure the suspected cultists are arrested.

The university discovered the incident after the student failed to show up for exams.

They contacted the parents who said he had been attacked and was being treated at hospital.

Eyewitnesses area said they heard the student shout that he would not join the cult before he started screaming for help.

Cultism is a common issue in Nigeria universities and schools.

BBC