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Tragedy as suspected cultists kill final year UNIBEN student, injure 3 others


A final year student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), has been reportedly shot dead inside the campus in a renewed cult war between rival cult group in the institution.

Three other students who were said to have sustained various degrees of injuries during the attack which occurred Friday evening and were rushed to undisclosed hospital for medical attention.

The assailants were said to have stormed the Anatomy Department back gate to kill their target and from there moved to Physical Sciences and Laboratory departments shortly after the students had finished writing their examination.

The deceased student was reportedly shot at a close range in his car while the three others were shot while they were trying to escape from the gunmen.

The incident caused panic among the students and staff on campus as they scampered for safety.

Sources said the rival fight began in Ekiadolor area, a suburb of the school some days ago in which about three persons were allegedly killed before spreading to the Ugbowo campus of the institution.

A viral video of the incident showed a red car with bullet holes. The body of a man was seen removed from the car and taken to the back of a pick-up van where he was deposited.

Spokesman of the Edo State Police Command, SP Chidi Nwabuzor, when contacted, said he was yet to be informed of the incident.

Recall that a few months ago a final-year student at the Hall 3 hostel of the University was shot dead in his room by gunmen.

Credit: Daily Sun

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