Richard Ginika Izuora
Suspected cult members have shot and killed one James Okunmakpeye, a 300-level student of Niger Delta University during lectures.
The deceased, a student of Marketing at the Faculty of Management Science was reportedly shot in the head at close range and the bullet tore through the right eye.
On hearing the gunshot many of his classmates and lecturer, fled the lecture room for safety; while the body of the deceased was left in the pool of his blood.
Some students who witnessed the killing lamented the violent loss of life.
According to an eyewitness, “We were in the lecture and at a point everywhere was quiet. The next noise was a gunshot. We all had to scamper for safety first before we came back to see who was shot.”
The NDU Public Relations Office, Ingezi Idoni who confirmed the development said that authorities of the institution were investigating the incident; adding that they have contacted security personnel on the development.
Idoni said the deceased was shot dead during lecture hours.
“There was a lecturer in the class during the incident. He was shot by the door of the lecture room.
”He was late to the class and was being asked to come into the lecture hall. While he was offering reasons for his lateness, someone came from behind and shot him.”
The eyewitness added, “The culprit after carrying out the dastardly act ran towards the Ogunbiri side of the institution; where the perimeter fencing has failed and escaped.
”We are using this opportunity to call on the State Government to assist the institution in the completion of the perimeter fencing of the institution; to assist in proper security of lives and property of the institution.”