Gunmen kill Delta State University student, kidnap 2 others




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A student of , Abraka, Odje Stephen of Department of Biochemistry, has been shot dead by unknown gunmen.
PUNCH Metro gathered that gory incident occurred Sunday night at about 9.30pm as student was his way to Abraka to resume the 2020/2021 academic session.
It was further gathered that apart Odje who lost his life during the attack that took place at Oria, a community that is less than 15 minutes drive to the community, Mr. Divine Omajuwa of Geology Department and Miss Hamza Hussiena Jennifer of Pharmacology Department in DELSU who were also returning back to school were whisked away by the gunmen.
The reasons why Odje was killed is still unknown.
Also, the whereabouts of the kidnapped were still unknown as of the time of filing this report.
Reacting to the sad news, the management stoutly condemned the gruesome murder of Odje Stephen and the kidnap of Divine and Jennifer.
This was contained in a signed by the Dean, ’ Affairs of the University, Professor Chukwujindu Iwegbue.
The called the relevant security agencies and the general public to step up actions to ensure the immediate and safe rescue of the kidnapped .
It insisted that the perpetrators of the heinous crime against innocent students of the University must be brought to book.
The university also condoled the family of the deceased.
Also, the Students Union Government, DELSU, Abraka, has described as “horrifying and unacceptable that students and the entire University community have become targets of attack, murder and kidnap by parading the ”.
“It is also painful to the students’ body that when such incidents occur, law enforcement agencies within and around the don’t do enough to bring the perpetrators to book”, the SUG said in a .
The statement signed by the SUG President, Comrade Mukolo Ogelenya Solomon, warned that the incidence “ lead to a breakdown of law and order within and around Abraka and its environs and the entire state in general if urgent steps are taken to effect the immediate and unconditional of the kidnapped victims.”
A 24-hour ultimatum was thus issued by the Students Union to all law enforcement agencies in the state to swing into action to effect the unconditional of the kidnapped students.
“Failure to do so will result to students’ unrest within State University in particular and the entire state in general”, the students stated.
The student behalf of his government expressed to the family of the slain student, the students of the Department of Biochemistry and staff and students of the institution.
When contacted, the acting Public Relations Officer for State Command, DSP Edafe Bright, confirmed the incident but noted that he did readily have enough details.