Two AAU students shot dead in cult-reprisal attack

Ambrose Alli University (AAU)

Ambrose Alli University (AAU)

By Jethro Ibileke

Two students of Edo State-owned Ambrose Ali University (AAU), Ekpoma, including an official of the students’ union of the institution, have been killed in a renewed cult clash between rival cult groups.

The students were reportedly shot dead last Friday by yet-to-be-identified gunmen.

It was reliably gathered that the students’ union official, a 400-level student in the Faculty of Agriculture, was said killed at the Poultry Road extension in Ekpoma.

The killings came less than 48 hours after one Eddy was reportedly beaten and left for dead by a group of persons for allegedly purchasing items with “fake bank alert.”

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News of Eddy’s ordeal was said to have been misconstrued for an attack by rival cult members to the effect that he was killed.

The misrepresentation of facts reportedly led to a retaliation by a rival cult group, resulting in fatality of the two students on Friday.

When contacted, Spokesman for the Edo State Command, SP. Chidi Nwabuzor, confirmed the killings, adding that some suspects have been arrested.

“Yes, the Command is aware of it and investigation is ongoing in the matter and some suspects have been arrested,” he said.

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