Suspected gunmen kill Kogi varsity final year student


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A final year student in the Department of English at the Kogi State University (KSU), Anyigba has been shot dead by unknown gunmen.

The victim, identified as Joseph Apeh, was said to have just rounded off his final year exams when he was trailed to the campus and gunned down by the assailants.

According to an eyewitness, the gunmen, who rode on a motorcycle, shot at the victim at close range and fled the campus.

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The Herald gathered that the victim was rushed to the Kogi State University Teaching Hospital where he was confirmed dead.

William Aya, spokesman of the Kogi Police Command, confirmed the incident, saying the attack was carried out by unidentified gunmen.

Aya, however, stated that an investigation was ongoing to arrest the perpetrators.

Meanwhile, The Herald reported that three policemen serving at Fadan Karshi Outpost in Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna state were on Tuesday gunned down by unknown gunmen at a checkpoint between Fadan Karshi and Sabon Gida village.

The vice chairman of Sanga local government council, Abubakar Abba, confirmed the incident to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday. He added that the bodies had been deposited at the Gwantu General Hospital. “Two Policemen died on the spot and the third one died on the way to the hospital.

Meanwhile, investigation had commenced as security agents have swung into action while members of the community have been urged to be calm,” he said. He decried the increase in the wave of crime in the area and appealed to relevant security agencies to rise up to the challenge.

The Deputy Police Public Relations Officer of Kaduna State Command, Suleiman Abubakar, an assistant superintendent of police, confirmed the incident. He said a statement would be issued on the development.

The police sergeant identified as Yusuf Igoche has been killed by unknown gunmen along the Lagos-Benin Expressway, while his his principal sustained sustained varying degrees of injuries.


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