Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen have killed a student of Marist Comprehensive Academy, Uturu, Abia State identified as Edeh Donald.
The gunmen also allegedly kidnapped students of Abia State University, Uturu, during the attack which occurred on Saturday evening, September 18 in Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo State.
The students were said to be travelling in a bus that was attacked.
It was gathered that the attackers also robbed motorists and passengers who were en route to Port Harcourt from Enugu and from Okigwe town to Enugu, respectively.
Management of Marist in a statement on Sunday morning confirmed the killing of one of its student.
“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,” the statement read.
“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.”
Spokesperson of the State Police Command, Micheal Abattam, who confirmed the incident said it was a robbery attack and not a kidnap operation.