Fear has gripped Students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) as they are contemplating on not going to lectures today Wednesday, November 21, 2018 after an anonymous person posted on Jodel (a social media application) on how he intends to carry out a cyanide attack and shootout in the various lecture halls to placate an awful deed experienced.
The post which detailed how the act will be carried out warned students to wish their loved ones goodbye from now as it is no joke.
It said ‘A lot of you are going to die in KNUST tomorrow for all the pain you’ve caused me all these years. In our hearts, we are filled with hatred for all you maggots. Why hasn’t there been a school shootout in this country? Death en mass. Now is the time to wish your loved ones goodbye. It’s too late to be sorry, we already have given you enough chances to repent. And there is no mercy for anyone. I’m going to use cyanide gas to kill all of you. We will attack in the various lecture halls. We cannot be stopped. We will not be stopped. 21-11-18 I’ll make sure you people never forget this date. Some of you deserve to die for your callous nature.’ The post ends with the hashtags ashwednesday.
It is unclear as to why the anonymous person intends to carry out this act but ‘he’ hints on a callous deal meted out to him.
Jodel is a social media app which hides the identity of users so it is unclear as to who posted those threats yet students are not treating the message lightly.
On the various student platforms, some have called on the appropriate authorities not to make light of the situation juxtaposing that to recent heighten events in the University.
Academic work in the University just got restored to normalcy on Monday, November 19, 2018 after a violent students uprising led to the shutdown of the University for three weeks.
Below are snapshots of the post on Jodel on Tuesday, November 20, 2018.