Suspected Fulani herdsmen according to reports on Saturday evening kidnapped students of Abia State University, Uturu in Abia State, Eastern Nigeria. The suspects also shot and killed a student of Marist Comprehensive Academy, Uturu.
They also robbed motorists and passengers who were heading to Port Harcourt from Enugu and from Okigwe town to Enugu, respectively. Marist in a statement on Sunday morning confirmed the killing of one of its students.
The statement read, “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.”
When contacted, the police spokesperson in Imo state, Micheal Abattam, told said that the police had swung into action.