Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen on Saturday kidnapped college students of Abia State College, Uturu, Abia State.
The suspects additionally shot and killed a pupil of Marist Complete Academy, Uturu.
Additionally they robbed motorists and passengers who have been en path to Port Harcourt, Rivers State from Enugu and from Okigwe city to Enugu respectively, The PUNCH studies.
Marist in an announcement on Sunday morning confirmed the killing of considered one of its college students.
The assertion learn, “Some college students from Marist Complete Academy, Uturu, Abia State have been attacked by armed bandits round Ihube Street in Okigwe LGA on their approach from a Remaining Non secular Occupation of some Marist Brothers.
“In the midst of the theft assault, one pupil within the individual of Edeh Donald was shot and he later died.
“Three different college students have been injured. They’re receiving therapy and they’re responding to the therapy. We pray to God to information and shield Nigerian residents.”
When contacted, the police spokesperson in Imo state, Micheal Abattam, stated the police had swung into motion.
Abattam stated it was a theft assault and never a kidnap operation.
Suspected Fulani had on June 10, 2020, kidnapped scores of travellers in the identical space.
They have been en path to Owerri from Enugu when the bandits struck.
Additionally in April, some suspected kidnappers kidnapped a Catholic priest, Izuchukwu Onyeocha, who’s a professor of Sociology at Imo State College in Owerri.
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