BREAKING: Suspected herdsmen kidnap Abia varsity undergraduates, kill academy student

September 19, 2021
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BREAKING: Suspected herdsmen kidnap Abia varsity undergraduates, kill academy student

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Suspected Fulani herdsmen on Saturday evening reportedly kidnapped students of Abia State University, Uturu, Abia State.

The suspects also shot and killed a student of Marist Comprehensive Academy, Uturu.

They also robbed motorists and passengers who were en route to Port Harcourt from Enugu and from Okigwe town to Enugu, respectively.

Marist in a statement on Sunday morning confirmed the killing of one of its students.

The statement read, “Some students from Marist Comprehensive Academy, Uturu, Abia State were attacked by armed bandits around Ihube road in Okigwe LGA on their way from a Final Religious Profession of some Marist Brothers.

“In the course of the robbery attack, one student in the person of Edeh Donald was shot and he later died.

“Three other students were injured. They are receiving treatment and they are responding to the treatment.

“We pray God to guide and protect Nigeria citizens.”

When contacted, the police spokesperson in Imo state, Micheal Abattam, told our correspondent that the police had swung into action.

Abattam said it was a robbery attack and not a kidnap operation.

Our correspondent who visited the scene on Sunday observed that fear had engulfed the area.

Suspected Fulani had June 10, 2020, kidnapped scores of travellers on the same spot.

They were en route to Owerri from Enugu when the bandits struck.

They had also in April kidnapped a catholic priest, Izuchukwu Onyeocha, who is a professor of Sociology at Imo state University in Owerri.

The priest who was released days later confirmed that he was kidnapped by Fulani herdsmen. (Sunday PUNCH)

Source: News Express


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