Gunmen invade Enugu State University, Shoot 3 Students

Filed in EDUCATION NEWS by on September 28, 2014

Pandemonium broke out at the Enugu State University of Science and Technology, ESUT, Agbani, Friday night, were suspected gunmen shot and wounded three students. grapevine gathered that the suspected arm bandit invaded their hostel and shot at the students.


Our correspondent gathered that the affected students were undergoing treatment at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, UNTH, Ituku-Ozalla, Enugu, where they were rushed to in the early hours of yesterday.

The father of one of the students said his son was undergoing surgery at the hospital.

He said the student was shot in the stomach and it was suspected that some bullets were lodged in his abdomen which doctors were battling to remove.

The two other victims were also undergoing surgery at the hospital while efforts were being made to contact their parents.

The Unique Hostel, where the incident occurred and other hostels within the Agbani permanent site of the university, according to a source, have been placed under security watch as it was suspected that the gunmen could be members of a secret cult.

To forestall a reprisal attack, the source said, the management had taken measures to beef up security at the hostels with plain-clothes policemen deployed to strategic locations.

Enugu State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, who confirmed the attack, said preliminary investigations revealed that the gunmen could be “student-robbers”, assuring that the police would do everything to get to the root of the matter.

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