Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen on Saturday kidnapped college students of Abia State University, Uturu, Abia State.
The suspects additionally shot and killed a pupil of Marist Comprehensive Academy, Uturu.
They additionally 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 stories.
Marist in an announcement on Sunday morning confirmed the killing of certainly one of its college students.
The assertion learn, “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 to God to guide and protect Nigerian citizens.”
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.
Also in April, some suspected kidnappers kidnapped a Catholic priest, Izuchukwu Onyeocha, who’s a professor of Sociology at Imo State University in Owerri.