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UNIBEN Student Shot Dead Hours After Writing Final Exams

Uniben Main Gate

June 30, (THEWILL) – The Nigeria Police Command in Edo has confirmed the killing of Augustine Izu, a final year Political Science student of the University of Benin.

The spokesman of the Command, SP Bello Kontongs, made this known to newsmen on Wednesday in Benin, and also confirmed the shooting of Joshua Oginigbo, a Computer Engineering student of the institution.

The spokesman however assured that the assailants would be brought to book.

Joshua Oginigbo

He was shot dead in his room within an off-campus hostel at No. 5, Image Street, off Federal Road, Osasogie, in the Ugbowo area of Benin City,

The masked assailants, numbering four, carried out the act in the presence of the deceased’s friend, Emeka Walter, who was also hit by a bullet in the arm.

In a related development, another student of the institution, Joshua Oginigbo, was also reported to have been shot on Tuesday.

Oginigbo was shot in the head around the June 12 Secretariat, close to the Faculty of Law and Hall 4.

The victim was said to be in a critical condition and receiving treatment at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital.