The Nasarawa State Police Command has confirmed the killing of two students of the Federal University, Lafia by suspected armed robbers.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Kennedy Idirisu, while speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday confirmed the killing in Lafia, the Nasarrawa State capital. He said the police got a report from the University’s Registrar that gunmen stormed the students’ village at Mararaba-Akunza, opposite the university gate at about 10:30 pm and shot sporadically.
Mr. Idirisu, a deputy superintendent of police, said when the police got there, two students had already been shot by the suspected robbers, who dispossessed others of their valuables and fled the scene.
The PPRO said one of the students died instantly, while the other later died at the hospital, adding that the remains of the two students have been deposited at the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Lafia. He also said the police have commenced investigation into the incident.
Meanwhile, Abubakar Ibrahim, the Public Relations Officer of the University, said one of the deceased students had graduated with first class in the economics department and was processing his final clearance. The other was in 400 level, English Department. They were not identified.
According to the University’s PRO, the Vice Chancellor of the Institution, Mohammed Sanusi-Liman, has commiserated with the families of the deceased over the incident and condemned the attack. He added that management of the institution has declared a day of mourning in honour of the fallen students.