Suspected cultists kill another UNIBEN student
Suspected cultists on Monday night shot dead a 300-level student of the University of Benin.
The victims’s name was simply given as James and was in the department of Vocational and Technical Education.
He was reportedly shot at Ekosodin community, a town mainly inhabited by students.
James’ killing came barely two weeks after one Ejiroghene Gbenedio, a 300-level student of the Department of Chemistry in the Faculty of Physical Sciences, was axed to death within the university campus.
The victim’s corpse was brought in a white-coloured police Hilux van to the Accident and Emergency Ward of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, where doctors confirmed him dead.
His shattered head showed that he was shot at close range.
An eyewitness said James was going home after watching a football match at one of the viewing centres in the community when the assailants attacked him.
He said, “It might not be unconnected with cult activities on the campus. But he was aware of what happens at Ekosodin at nights. I just don’t know why he decided to risk his life like that.”