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Thursday, 1 September 2016

Bayelsa University Student shot by Suspected Cultists Ahead Of Exams

Gunmen suspected to be cultists have shot a 300level student of the Niger Delta University (NDU) identified as Ugorji Ikechukwu. Ikechukwu, a student in Teacher Education Department, was reportedly shot at his off-campus residence in Amassoma, the university’s host community early on Wednesday.

The victim was said to have returned to the community on Sunday to prepare for academic activities and examination following the suspension of four-month industrial action by the staff of the university.

He was quoted as saying that the gunmen shot him and fled when he came out to know the person knocking on his door.

He was reported to have said: “My gate was locked and when I stepped outside my door, the strange persons numbering two asked me to open the door which I refused knowing that I don’t know them.

“So I wanted to run inside immediately to grab my phone when they shot at me. Luckily, it hit my left arm and I cried out for help. My neighbors came out meeting me in the pool of my blood and rushed me to the hospital.”

It was gathered that the parents of the victim relocated him to Port Harcourt, Rivers State for proper medical examination and treatment.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Butswat Asinim, said the matter had not been reported to the police.

But a friend of the victim who spoke in confidence said Ikechukwu called him and said some gunmen shot him.

Source; The Nation

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