6th September, 2011
Suspected armed robbers have killed two students of the American University of Nigeria (AUN), Yola, a statement from the university stated.
The statement, issued by the Deputy Director of Information of AUN, Mr. Innocent Okorie, named the students as Mr. Levi Nyat and Mr. Abaagu Charles.
The statement said the incident occurred at a barbecue (suya) spot, near Jimeta main market, where the suspected robbers snatched a car belonging to one of the victims.
The President of AUN, Dr. Margee Ensign said she was deeply saddened by the incident, which led to â€œthe untimely death of the two students in the prime of their lives.â€
Ensign said a memorial service would be held in the university for the students.
Meanwhile, the Adamawa Police Command Public Relations Officer, ASP Altine Daniel, said the police were investigating the incident.