A final year student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) has been shot dead by yet-to-be identified gunmen, the state police command has confirmed.
Augustine Izu was killed after gunmen invaded his compound in Ugbowo, Edo State on Tuesday evening, June 29, 2021, hours after his final paper and signing out.
While the Political Science student died on the spot after being shot by the mask-wearing gunmen, his friend Walter Emeka survived after being shot in the arm. Emeka is said to be responding to treatment.
In a related development, another student of the institution, Joshua Oginigbo, was also reported to have been shot on Tuesday by unknown gunmen.
Oginigbo was shot on the head around the June 12 Secretariat in the campus.
The victim was said to be in critical condition and receiving treatment at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital.
It was also gathered that both shootings were said to be cult related